The most common reason for menopause is the natural decline in a female's reproductive hormones. However, menopause can also result from the following situations:
Oophorectomy: This surgery, which removes a woman's ovaries, causes immediate menopause. Symptoms and signs of menopause in this situation can be severe, as the hormonal changes happen abruptly.
Chemotherapy: Cancer treatments like chemotherapy can induce menopause quickly, causing symptoms to appear shortly after or even during treatment.
Ovarian Insufficiency: Also called premature ovarian failure, this condition is essentially premature menopause. It happens when a woman's ovaries quit functioning before the age of 40 and can stem from genetic factors and disease. Only 1% of women suffer from premature menopause, but HRT can help protect the heart, brain, and bones.
If you're a woman going through menopause and find that you have become increasingly depressed, you're not alone. It's estimated that 15% of women experience depression to some degree while going through menopause. What many women don't know is that depression can start during perimenopause, or the years leading up to menopause.
Depression can be hard to diagnose, especially during perimenopause and menopause. However, if you notice the following signs, it might be time to speak with a physician:
Remember, if you're experiencing depression, you're not weak or broken - you're going through a very regular emotional experience. The good news is that with proper treatment from your doctor, depression isn't a death sentence. And with HRT and anti-aging treatment for women, depression could be the catalyst you need to enjoy a new lease on life.
Hot flashes - they're one of the most well-known symptoms of menopause. Hot flashes are intense, sudden feelings of heat across a woman's upper body. Some last second, while others last minutes, making them incredibly inconvenient and uncomfortable for most women.
Symptoms of hot flashes include:
Typically, hot flashes are caused by a lack of estrogen. Low estrogen levels negatively affect a woman's hypothalamus, the part of the brain that controls body temperature and appetite. Low estrogen levels cause the hypothalamus to incorrectly assume the body is too hot, dilating blood vessels to increase blood flow. Luckily, most women don't have to settle for the uncomfortable feelings that hot flashes cause. HRT treatments for women often stabilize hormones, lessening the effects of hot flashes and menopause in general.
Mood swings are common occurrences for most people - quick shifts from happy to angry and back again, triggered by a specific event. And while many people experience mood swings, they are particularly common for women going through menopause. That's because, during menopause, the female's hormones are often imbalanced. Hormone imbalances and mood swings go hand-in-hand, resulting in frequent mood changes and even symptoms like insomnia.
The rate of production of estrogen, a hormone that fluctuates during menopause, largely determines the rate of production the hormone serotonin, which regulates mood, causing mood swings.
Luckily, HRT and anti-aging treatments in Wharton, NJ for women work wonders for mood swings by regulating hormone levels like estrogen. With normal hormone levels, women around the world are now learning that they don't have to settle for mood swings during menopause.
Staying fit and healthy is hard for anyone living in modern America. However, for women with hormone imbalances during perimenopause or menopause, weight gain is even more serious. Luckily, HRT treatments for women coupled with a physician-led diet can help keep weight in check. But which hormones need to be regulated?
Lowered sexual desire - three words most men and women hate to hear. Unfortunately, for many women in perimenopausal and menopausal states, it's just a reality of life. Thankfully, today, HRT and anti-aging treatments Wharton, NJ can help women maintain a normal, healthy sex drive. But what causes low libido in women, especially as they get older?
The hormones responsible for low libido in women are progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone.
Progesterone production decreases during perimenopause, causing low sex drive in women. Lower progesterone production can also cause chronic fatigue, weight gain, and other symptoms. On the other hand, lower estrogen levels during menopause lead to vaginal dryness and even vaginal atrophy or loss of muscle tension.
Lastly, testosterone plays a role in lowered libido. And while testosterone is often grouped as a male hormone, it contributes to important health and regulatory functionality in women. A woman's testosterone serves to heighten sexual responses and enhances orgasms. When the ovaries are unable to produce sufficient levels of testosterone, it often results in a lowered sex drive.
Often uncomfortable and even painful, vaginal dryness is a serious problem for sexually active women. However, like hair loss in males, vaginal dryness is very common - almost 50% of women suffer from it during menopause.
Getting older is just a part of life, but that doesn't mean you have to settle for the side effects. HRT and anti-aging treatments for women correct vaginal dryness by re-balancing estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. When supplemented with diet and healthy living, your vagina's secretions are normalized, causing discomfort to recede.
Uterine fibroids - they're perhaps the least-known symptom of menopause and hormone imbalances in women. That's because these growths on the uterus are often symptom-free. Unfortunately, these growths can be cancerous, presenting a danger for women as they age.
Many women will have fibroids at some point. Because they're symptomless, they're usually found during routine doctor exams. Some women only get one or two, while others may have large clusters of fibroids. Because fibroids are usually caused by hormone imbalances, hysterectomies have been used as a solution, forcing women into early menopause.
Advances in HRT and anti-aging medicine for women give females a safer, non-surgical option without having to experience menopause early. At Global Life Rejuvenation, our expert physicians will implement a customized HRT program to stabilize your hormones and reduce the risk of cancerous fibroid growth.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS, and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Xenoestrogen is a hormone that is very similar to estrogen. Too much xenoestrogen is thought to stimulate endometrial tissue growth. HRT for women helps balance these hormones and, when used with a custom nutrition program, can provide relief for women across the U.S.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies. Ipamorelin can boost a patient's overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life.
When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits. Some of those benefits include:
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A new outdoor museum will highlight New Jersey's history of innovation by unearthing its once-great conduit of commerce.Set to open in August during Wharton's Canal Day, Lock 2 East and its tender’s house share the story of the equine-powered Morris Canal. The predecessor to North Jersey's railroad network has been out of use for nearly a century but was nonetheless instrumental in shaping the region, said John Manna, a community volunteer who helped oversee the historical site's renovation"It helped t...
A new outdoor museum will highlight New Jersey's history of innovation by unearthing its once-great conduit of commerce.
Set to open in August during Wharton's Canal Day, Lock 2 East and its tender’s house share the story of the equine-powered Morris Canal. The predecessor to North Jersey's railroad network has been out of use for nearly a century but was nonetheless instrumental in shaping the region, said John Manna, a community volunteer who helped oversee the historical site's renovation
"It helped the development in nearly all of northern New Jersey by transporting coal to the iron smelting areas," Manna said of the canal. "The plan is to put Wharton on the map by bringing it back."
Manna means bringing the canal all of the way back. A mechanism is being cast in Poland to finish the upstream gate. Permits from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection are also needed due to the lock's potential impact on nearby wetlands. The plan nonetheless remains to use the lock to raise canal boats 8 feet to permit mule-towed rides from the canal to the pond beyond the lock, Manna said.
Lock 2 East was a lock on the canal that ran between North Jersey and the Newark area and is one of a few sections of the canal that retained its historic appearance. Locks, or basins, were used to raise or lower the water level in the canal as needed.
William Chegwidden, the borough's mayor since 2002, credits Manna as well as state and local officials for their commitment to the project over two decades. A history teacher at Morris Knolls High School in Rockaway, Chegwidden said the restored canal lock could become a regional destination, much as it was nearly two centuries ago.
"The Erie Canal was big, but the Morris Canal was just as important," said Chegwidden. "The canal was our main street."
The restoration of Lock 2 East in Wharton to its present, still-unfinished state took roughly 16 years. Designed to help revitalize Main Street Wharton's business district, the newly restored lock provides a glimpse of a 2-square-mile town that once drew the spoils of a massive iron lode that stretches over the highest point in Morris County.
In use from 1831 to 1924, the roughly 100-mile canal capitalized on the success of New Jersey iron mining and manufacturing. It also fueled their growth by linking Pennsylvania coal with New Jersey furnaces via a system of 23 lift locks and 23 inclined planes linked by a shallow canal.
Lock 2 East in Wharton was filled to raise boats heading west and lower those heading east. It and its kin were basically built as square-sided bathtubs. Instead of a drain, however, they had gates for mule-pulled canal boats to pass through.
Towns along the route, especially those in proximity to iron mines, depended on the canal. Railroads later traced its path to allow easier transport in winter and faster transit overall. The railbed that traces the canal through Hugh Force Park is now part of the local trail network.
The canal today exists as merely a slight depression in some areas. Sporadic roadside markers confirm its path. The exceptions, such as Waterloo Village in Stanhope, Canal Park in Ledgewood and Wharton’s Hugh Force Park, show sure signs.
Wharton borough officials purchased the canal path and its surrounds from the state in 1926. Some 50 years later, excavation started to restore the canal prism, or trench, and its adjacent equine towpath. Today, that path leads visitors from the parking lot to the lock. Manna hopes to see mules one day return.
In the early 2000s, visitors saw little but a mound of dirt when the flat equine trail turned uphill near Stephens Brook. Only a few lock wall stones protruded from an otherwise grassy expanse, Manna said. The lock's capstones and even its iron mechanisms were pushed into the chasm to ease infilling of what local officials once deemed a somewhat dangerous chasm. The excavation was an eye-opening process, said Manna.
The work started with a feasibility study funded in 2006 with $87,000 in contributions from the state and county historic preservation trust funds. More grants funded further studies, plans and permit applications. It was "grant, after grant, after grant," said Chegwidden, including a 2011 grant from the Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund for new wooden lock gates and a control mechanism.
Other key grants came from the New Jersey Department of Transportation, who recognized the site's rarity and potential, said Chegwidden. In 2010, the department chipped in $582,000 to help build the coffer dam between the lock and the canal for excavation and to start the reconstruction of the lock's stone walls and oak cladding. The department returned with a $3.4 million grant in 2019 to begin the final leg.
The money is helping to restore the lock tender's house using original stones found on site. Built by the canal company in the 1830s and sold for $200 soon after its dissolution, the two-story home became vacant in 1970 and nearly fell following a fire. The rebuilt house will be staged to look like it did during the canal's heyday with the help of the Canal Society of New Jersey, Manna said. The canal-side shack where the lock tender would sit during his shifts will also be rebuilt, he added.
The house is set to officially open for public view on Aug. 20, during Wharton's Canal Day Music & Craft Festival. The annual town fair organized by Manna is set to bring standards such as food and fireworks. Other planned offerings include boat tours, kayak excursions, period blacksmithing and firearms demonstrations by the 27th Regiment of New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Company. For more information on the event, visit canalday.org.
CHA Partners on Tuesday announced that leasing is now open for 10 N. Main, a new mixed-use development on North Main Street that comprises a collection of 66 luxury apartment homes and approximately 7,548 square feet of ground-floor retail space.“Nestled in Morris County, Wharton remains a tight-knit community and a beautiful place to live that has so much to offer, including our bustling Main Street, fantastic school system and nearby recreation,” Whar...
CHA Partners on Tuesday announced that leasing is now open for 10 N. Main, a new mixed-use development on North Main Street that comprises a collection of 66 luxury apartment homes and approximately 7,548 square feet of ground-floor retail space.
“Nestled in Morris County, Wharton remains a tight-knit community and a beautiful place to live that has so much to offer, including our bustling Main Street, fantastic school system and nearby recreation,” Wharton Mayor William Chegwidden stated. “We’re excited to celebrate the official start of leasing for both 10 N. Main apartments and retail and look forward to welcoming new residents to our incredible community.”
Located within Wharton’s downtown area, 10 N. Main features one- and two-bedroom luxury apartment homes. The property, which showcases design elements inspired by the surrounding town, has a number of on-site amenities, including a well-appointed lobby with a coffee and beverage station, inviting seating areas and a double-sided electric fireplace. Residents will also enjoy TVs, a mailroom, package room with a refrigerator, as well as elevators in a beautiful hotel-like lobby. The property will have 83 parking spaces and offers four electric vehicle charging stations.
“Wharton is a transit-oriented town that’s filled with tons of character, scenic parks and small town charm,” William Colgan, CHA’s managing partner, stated. “We are thrilled to officially begin leasing at 10 N. Main and commend the borough officials and stakeholders who all played a role in moving this community forward.”
10 N. Main has 7,548 square feet of available ground-floor retail space with up to 4,377 square feet of restaurant space, located at the intersection of North Main Street and East Central Avenue. The restaurant space includes commercial kitchen ventilation infrastructure and an available liquor license. In addition to the restaurant space, the retail spaces are ideally suited for a variety of uses and can be easily accessed from Wharton’s walkable Main Street.
Residents of 10 N. Main will live close to the accessible Dover Train Station and be surrounded by a variety of neighborhood shops and restaurants. A short walk away from the property is a coffee shop, bakery, pharmacy, barbershop and more. 10 N. Main is also in close proximity to the ShopRite of Wharton, Costco and the Rockaway Mall, and provides easy access to several major highways, including Interstate 80, Route 15 and Route 46. The nearby Lakeland bus route and Dover Train Station offer easy access into Manhattan.
WHARTON, NJ - A section of the Morris Canal situated about eight miles west of Denville will be the scene in August of a fanfare-filled ribbon-cutting celebrating the completion of a 16-year-long restoration project, Morris County announced today.The ceremony will take place Aug. 20 at the 47th Annual “Canal Day Music & Craft Festival” in Wharton."The site at Wharton’s Hugh Force Canal Park is one of the remaining and best-preserved watered sections of the historic Morris Canal, which was r...
WHARTON, NJ - A section of the Morris Canal situated about eight miles west of Denville will be the scene in August of a fanfare-filled ribbon-cutting celebrating the completion of a 16-year-long restoration project, Morris County announced today.
The ceremony will take place Aug. 20 at the 47th Annual “Canal Day Music & Craft Festival” in Wharton.
"The site at Wharton’s Hugh Force Canal Park is one of the remaining and best-preserved watered sections of the historic Morris Canal, which was responsible for the economic development of not only the Borough but the entire region 175 years ago," said Morris County spokesman Brian Murray in a press release.
He said the restoration project, developed with $4.7 million in state and county grants, involves a quarter-mile stretch of the old 102-mile long canal that once linked Phillipsburg and Jersey City.
"A lock, by which boats were once elevated or lowered during their journey through sections of the uniquely engineered canal, is being fully restored, along with an adjacent, stone “lock tender’s” house that will become a new museum," Murray explained.
“The Morris Canal Lock 2 East restoration project was sixteen years in the making," added John Manna, president of the Canal Day Association and project coordinator for Wharton. "The plan was to make Wharton Borough a destination utilizing remnants from its past glory, and just as this 19th Century waterway was revolutionary with its engineering achievements, the canal site today will produce economic vitality for the Borough nearly 200 years later.”
He said the project “focused federal, state, and municipal governments to this end, and we hope to have busloads of school children visit daily to learn about this legacy," adding, "You know it's not every day that a piece of history is brought back to life from the past.”
It was a multi-year, multi-phase plan funded by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (more than $4 million) the Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund (more than $658,000) and the New Jersey Historic Trust (more than $88,000), Murray noted.
“This is absolutely unique,"said Morris County Commissioner Stephen Shaw, liaison to the county’s Office of Planning and Preservation. "Wharton now has a beautifully restored, quarter-mile segment of the historic Morris Canal, as well as the only operational canal lock on what remains of the entire 102 miles of the old canal."
He noted the project also restored one of the few remaining lock-tender houses on the canal.
"Due to the diligence and hard work of everyone involved from the start, this project is a major success,” said Shaw.
“Wharton wanted this project for many years because it would make Wharton a destination point," said Wharton Mayor William Chegwidden, who also is a high school history teacher. "Every town council over the years supported the restoration. The Morris Canal created Wharton’s early economy. It built the economy of the entire area. This is about our history, and with the help of so many, we have finally restored a stretch of the canal that includes a working lock, the tender house, a quarter mile of the canal, and we even have the pond where boats would float and wait to go through the lock.”
The Mayor also credited John Manna with initiating the project and spearheading efforts over the past 20 years to get it completed.
Hugh Force Canal Park is also part of the Morris County Park Commission’s West Morris Greenway, a trail system that remains under development and in planning stages, but eventually will extend into Jefferson Township, noted Murray.
"Because of its historical significance and unique features, the canal restoration at Hugh Force Canal Park is expected to become an attraction for educational programs, school visits and tourists," he said. "The lock, also historically known as Bird’s Lock, had been buried long ago when the development of railroads prompted the state to abandon the Morris Canal in 1924. No one was certain what remained of the lock, as so many other locks, prisms and inclines along the 102-mile stretch had been destroyed, repurposed or left to decay over the past century. However, the project revealed not only that the stone walls remained remarkably intact, but the original Mitre gate doors also were found buried at the site so that it was possible to reconstruct exact replicas of the originals, which will be placed on display."
Project History, Cost and Funding Sources
2006 - NJ Historic Trust and Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund provided grant funding of $87,000. The funds were utilized to create an historic site master plan and feasibility study. Funds were also utilized for determining the condition of the buried lock in which 64 shovel tests and large trenches were made, during which 731 artifacts were retrieved.
2007 - Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund provided a grant of $100,000 to assist with professional services towards the restoration of the lock. The funds were utilized to acquire DEP permitting and approvals.
2008 - NJ Historic Trust granted an award of $50,000 for the preparation of restoration documents for the lock, canal basin, and lock tender’s house. This work included site analysis, environmental permitting, and schematic design, as well as archaeological monitoring.
2010 - The project received Department of Environmental Protection permitting approvals to begin work.
2010 – N.J. Department of Transportation provided a grant totaling $582,000 to excavate Lock 2E and restore the stone walls to grade level.
2011 - Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund provided a construction grant of
$286,450 for the fabrication of wood lock gates, control mechanism, and funding for the construction of the lock walls to their historic elevation.
2015 - Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund provided funding of $117,995 for Mitre Gates.
2016 - Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund provided $27,852 for construction documents.
2017 - Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund provided a grant of $38,790 for design and contract administration for the lock tender’s house construction.
2018 - Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund provided a grant of $38,250 for design and contract administration for the lock construction.
2019 - New Jersey Department of Transportation provided funding of $3,424,800 through their Transportation Alternative Grant Program
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Summer is in full swing, which means it’s time for funnel cake, Ferris wheels and fishing games! Check out festivals and fairs planned throughout the state where you and the family can enjoy hot summer nights and lots of family fun.August 1-7Middlesex County Fair East Brunswick Visit the Middlesex County Fairgrounds for the annual ...
Summer is in full swing, which means it’s time for funnel cake, Ferris wheels and fishing games! Check out festivals and fairs planned throughout the state where you and the family can enjoy hot summer nights and lots of family fun.
Middlesex County Fair East Brunswick Visit the Middlesex County Fairgrounds for the annual Middlesex County Fair, sure to delight every member of the family. The Home Arts Competition is always a big draw, calling on quilters, crafters, bakers, growers and all types of artisans to share their talents. Events and entertainment will include a motorcycle stunt show, 4-H displays, a circus man, wrestling, chainsaw artist, magic show and plenty of live music to keep everyone occupied.
August 2 – 6
Fireman’s Fair Keyport Campy’s Blue Star Amusements will provide tons of fun at Keyport’s Fireman’s Fair. Wednesday is Fireman’s Night. On Saturday, there will be fireworks.
August 5 – 7
Clam Festival Highlands Bring your appetite for fresh seafood or a land-lubber menu, and enjoy feasting while taking part in live entertainment, contests, specialty vendors, crafters and children’s activities at the 27th annual Clam Festival.
August 5 – 13 New Jersey State Fair Augusta Enjoy the Demolition Derby, carnival, monster truck show, horse show, performing arts, lumberjack competition, favorite cookie contest, hale bay toss, baking classes, blood drive, robotics demo, bee demo, history exhibit, vegetable show and wine garden.
Butterfly Festival Pennington Children will love the Insect Zoo, Butterfly and Bug Parade, and tours of the Kate Gorrie Butterfly House during the Watershed Institute’s Butterfly Festival. There will be food trucks, live entertainment, live music, kids’ games and crafts, and many vendors.
Chester Music Festival Chester Spend the day listening to Motown, rock, folk and country music. Fun activities for kids include The Kiddie Rock ‘n’ Roll Show from 12 – 4 pm, face painting, balloon art and games all day. Also enjoy terrific food and a chance to shop, dine and explore all that Historic Chester has to offer!
Carnival, Farmers Market & Vendor Fair Farmingdale Come down for a free bubble show, photo contest, games and prizes.
Indo-American Festival Recreation Park, New Brunswick Learn about the Asian Indian culture, featuring theater, music and dance performances and a delicious culinary demonstration for the entire family to enjoy.
Aug. 6 – 7
Clearwater Festival Riverside Gardens Park, Red Bank Enjoy two days of musical entertainment during a festival designed to promote a love for the environment.
Rutgers Football Fan Fest SHI Stadium, Piscataway Meet the team and Coach Greg Schiano while eating free food, having your face drawn by a caricaturist, getting your face painted and meeting Sir Henry.
Aug. 9 – 13
Brick and Central’s Summertime Carnival Central Regional High School, Bayville Campy’s Blue Star Amusements will provide tons of fun, in addition to games, food concessions and vendors.
Aug. 10 – 12
Somerset County 4-H Fair North Branch Park, Bridgewater The fair allows 4-H youth to present their hard work from throughout the year as a chance to celebrate and look ahead to the future.
Aug. 11 – 14
Passaic County Fair Garret Mountain Reservation, Paterson Enjoy all things a wonderful county fair offers: rides, games, attractions, 4-H displays, petting zoo, food vendors, live music, entertainment and fireworks.
5th Annual Corn, Beer & Tomato Festival Flemington Join Flemington’s Corn, Tomato and Beer Festival in the corn and tomato capital of the USA! For foodies and beer lovers, this family-friendly event will feature an expansive micro-brewery beer garden, live music, great food from local restaurants and family entertainment.
International Food & Music Festival Ivy Hill Park, Newark Pack a blanket, enjoy the cool evening breeze and dance to the sounds of summer during the Essex County International Food & Music Festival.
Caribbean Festival Monte Irvin Orange Park, Orange Pack a blanket, enjoy the cool evening breeze, and dance to the sounds of summer for the Essex County Summer Music: Caribbean Festival.
August 13 – 14
Seafood Festival Landisville Cast your line and sip some wine at the annual Seafood Festival, Landisville’s biggest festival of the year, showcasing local seafood vendors, live music, wine tasting, sangria and craft vendors.
Surf & Turf Seafood Festival Monmouth Park, Oceanport Join as nearly 20 of the Shore’s best seafood establishments converge for the annual seafood celebration. This two-day festival will feature live music all weekend, plus free family fun day activities on Sunday. Enjoy live music by Soulstirs on Saturday and Madison Ave Band on Sunday.
Aug. 16 – 20
Hillsborough Rotary Fair and Business Expo Hillsborough Promenade, Hillsborough In addition to the fair’s classic thrill rides, food vendors, games of chance and an exposition of local businesses, a spectacular firework display by Interstate Fireworks will light up Hillsborough skies.
August 19 – 21
Hi-Tide Summer Holiday Asbury Park Friday – Sunday Enjoy this mix of surf music, tropical cocktails, summer holiday market and pool parties at both Asbury Lanes and The Asbury Hotel. Must be 18 to attend.
EARTH Center Garden, Arts and Music Festival EARTH Center, North Brunswick Spend the afternoon taking part in garden tours, the “Greatest of the Garden” Contest, children’s activities and more in one of the county’s most beautiful parks.
Canal Day Music and Craft Festival Wharton Step back in time and visit the newly restored Lock 2 East. Enjoy 10 of New Jersey’s best musical artists performing on two stages. Take a free kayak and narrated boat ride on the Morris Canal. Enjoy Wallaby Tales Traveling Zoo, a Fine Crafts & Arts Show, great food, a Civil War encampment, blacksmith demonstrations, pony rides, hayrides and fireworks.
August 20 – 21
Crafts and Fine Arts Festival Haddon Avenue, Collingswood Meet more than 125 artists as they display their talents. Enjoy live music, food, family activities, a charity auction and meet-and-greets.
International Winefest Golden Nugget, Atlantic City The wine and jazz reception will be held under the stars on the Event Lawn. Mingle with winery ambassadors, winemakers and wine enthusiasts while you enjoy wine and award-winning cuisine. Must be 21 or older to attend.
Long Branch Jazz & Blues Festival Long Branch Aside from a full lineup of jazz and blues performances, enjoy crafts, vendors and food along the boardwalk.
Latino Festival Monte Irvin Orange Park, Orange Pack a blanket, enjoy the cool evening breeze, and dance to the sounds of summer for the Essex County Summer Music: Latino Festival.
176th Dutchess County Fair Rhinebeck, New York For those members of the family who are interested in agriculture and horticulture, enjoy Livestock Hill with farm animals, the Dairy Birthing Center, AgVenture Kids Activity Tent, horse show rings, Memorial Garden, Horticulture Building, Century Museum Village, working blacksmith shop, gas-powered engine show, Bentley One-Room Schoolhouse, Pleasant Valley Historic Train Station, Gun Club Wildlife Exhibit, and arts and crafts displays. If you came for the entertainment, the children will love “Fluffy” the T-Rex, Commerford’s Petting Zoo, Dock Dogs, Two by Two Animal Haven, Rosaire’s Racing Pigs, Vocal Trash, The Long Shots, Pawstars Canine Frisbee Dogs, Andy Rotz Wild West Showdown, Oscar the Roving Robot, and a sheriff K-9 demo. The Grandstand Lineup includes Darci Lynne, Tusk (Fleetwood Mac tribute), Niko Moon, Chris Janson and All American Rodeo.
August 27 – 28
Hudson Valley Seafood Festival Beacon, New York Two days of total “seafood nirvana,” including raw and fried fish, lobster rolls, seafood salads, barbecue, tacos, gluten-free and vegan options, great brews, wines, hard seltzers and fun for the whole family. Leave room for dessert! There will be live bands and a deejay all weekend, including a Santana tribute band as well as an ’80s hair band.
NOTE: This article was updated to include photographs of the fire, plus additional information about its size and the effort to control it.A wildfire broke out Sunday at Wharton State Forrest along the Mullica River, consuming 600 acres by the late evening, state officials said.“WILDFIRE ALERT: Wharton State Forest – Washington Township,” the New Jersey Forest Fire Service ...
NOTE: This article was updated to include photographs of the fire, plus additional information about its size and the effort to control it.
A wildfire broke out Sunday at Wharton State Forrest along the Mullica River, consuming 600 acres by the late evening, state officials said.
“WILDFIRE ALERT: Wharton State Forest – Washington Township,” the New Jersey Forest Fire Service tweeted at 12:24 p.m. Sunday. The fire service was, “responding to an active wildfire in a remote section of Wharton State Forest along the Mullica River.”
“Avoid the area.”
At about 7:30 p.m., the Forest Fire Service updated its Twitter and Facebook pages to reflect the size of the fire and its continued spread.
“The New Jersey Forest Fire Service continues to fight a wildfire fueled by dry and breezy conditions in Wharton State Forest - Washington, Shamong, Hammonton & Mullica Townships - which has reached 600 acres in size and is 10% contained,” the Forest Fire Service posted on Facebook. “Crews have begun a backfiring operation to aid in containment.”
The Mullica River Campground, Mullica River Trail and boat launches along the river were closed until further notice from the Atsion Recreation Area to the historic Batsto Village bog ore smelting site. Batsto Village and all associated hiking and mountain bike trails were closed to visitors
Six structures are threatened in the Paradise Lakes Campground which was evacuated by crews.
A spokesperson for the state Department of Environmental Protection, which includes the Forest Fire Service, said no further information was available and referred to the Twitter and Facebook pages for any updates.
Sunday’s weather in the area was sunny and dry, with temperatures in the mid-70′s and wind speeds in the mid-to-high teens, according to Weather.com.
Wharton is the state’s largest state park, occupying 122,800 acres of pine forest, meadows, lakes and rivers within the Pinelands National Reserve in Burlington and Atlantic counties.
An average of 1,500 spontaneous blazes damage or destroy about 7,000 acres of state forrest land every year, according to the state Forest Fire Service.
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