Thursday, July 5, 2012
Was the township extravaganza a dazzling delight or a depressing dud? Patch wants to know your thoughts.
Parsippany Hills High School was the site of the township's annual fireworks display Wednesday night. Spectators from the township and beyond crowded the school's football field to watch as the spectacular show lit up the skies. For those of you who watched the fireworks display, we want to know what you thought. Participate in our poll below and then leave your comments.
Annual fireworks display dazzles and delights at Par Hills.
Hundreds of Parsippany residents turned out at Parsippany Hills High School Wednesday evening for the yearly township Fourth of July tradition: fireworks at the Hills. There was concern that perhaps thunderstorms could disrupt the proceedings, but in the end, the town-sponsored show did go on as planned. As attendees waited more than two hours for dusk to arrive, they were entertained with music provided by radio stations WDHA and WMTR. But eventually, all eyes were skyward as a multicolored array of lights filled the night sky in celebration of America's birthday. Here, we present some scenes from the glittery but hot affair. If you were there and brought a camera, be sure to share your shots: We would love to see the 'works through your …
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Outdoor entertaining is so simple that even the host can enjoy the party.
Entertaining in summer appeals for many reasons. The weather is nice enough to host a larger group of friends and family, and with the 4th of July, you have another excuse to gather everyone for food and fun. Don't be intimidated by summer entertaining. Many dishes can be made ahead of time, and everyone enjoys bringing along their specialty--just ask! Here are a few ideas that I've shared either at barbeques we've hosted or when we've been invited guests. The key to enjoying the gathering is prepping as much as you can ahead of time. This will allow you to enjoy your friends and family rather than stressing out over making food. Start with some simple appetizers to greet your guests as they arrive. This will tide them over while they…
Falling gas prices to get more Americans on the road for the mid-week holiday.
This year, AAA predicts that almost 1.3 million New Jersey residents will travel 50 miles or more during the Independence Day holiday weekend, an increase of 4.1 percent over last year. With Fourth of July falling on a Wednesday, AAA believes that many travelers are taking advantage of the midweek holiday by expanding their travel from the traditional five days to six. AAA, which has a location in Florham Park, is defining the Independence Day holiday travel period as Tuesday, July 3 to Sunday, July 8. When asked about the day of departure 54 percent of people intended to begin their trip prior to the start of the work-week that includes the 4th of July. Before you hit the road to get to your Fourth of July destination, AAA recommends …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Parsippany Police have a holiday reminder for residents for the 4th of July.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The Parsippany Police Department Crime Prevention Unit offers the following information for a fun and safe 4th of July holiday: Independence Day is a time for barbeques, fun with family and friends and exciting fireworks displays. Unfortunately, too many citizens end up spending their 4th of July visiting hospital emergency rooms after accidents that occurred due to the improper handling of fireworks. Please be aware of the fireworks laws: Parsippany-Troy Hills will hold its annual fireworks show on July 4th at Parsippany Hills High School. The display begins at dusk, so bring a blanket and enjoy the show. Be safe this 4th of July and leave the fireworks to the pros.
Township to hold annual fireworks display Wednesday night.
The yearly Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills 4th of July fireworks display is set for Wednesday night at sundown. The light-up-the-night celebration of the nation's 236th birthday takes place at sundown at Parsippany Hills High School, 20 Rita Drive. A production of the Parsippany Recreation Department, the event officially begins at 7 p.m. with music provided by personalities from WDHA-FM and WMTR-AM and the light show will kick off when skies darken. Should rain appear to dampen the proceedings, the event instead will take place Thursday at the same time and place. For more information, visit the municipal website.
The yearly event takes place at Parsippany Hills High School.
Wednesday marks the nation's 236th birthday and, per tradition, Parsippany celebrates in the fashion envisioned long ago by Founding Father John Adams. In a letter to his devoted wife Abigail, Adams in 1776 wrote about how he hoped the anniversary of the country's independence from Great Britain would be remembered: "It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade...bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other, from this day forward." If we define "illuminations" as "fireworks," then somewhere out there, the man from Massachusetts must be pleased. The annual Parsippany 4th of July fireworks display takes place Wednesday night after sundown at Parsippany Hills High School, 20 Rita Drive. Parsippany Police report …