Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Madison chipped its tree at Waverly Place and Main Street on Wednesday, and has announced when the DPW will be accepting residents' trees.
Madison's tree at Waverly Place and Main Street got chewed up and spit out by a chipper on Wednesday morning, and the borough is letting residents know what to do with their own Christmas trees. The Department of Public Works will be accepting Madison residents' Christmas trees for recycling from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, according to an announcement on RoseNet.org. In the meantime, be aware that the trees can be a fire hazard, especially as they dry out. The Madison Fire Department shared the following holidy fire safety tips:
Thursday, November 15, 2012
It's that time of year in the Rose City.
Fresh off restoring power in Madison, and then being contracted to help bring back electric in other towns through Wednesday, Madison Electric employees on Thursday put up Madison's Christmas tree at Main Street and Waverly Place. Madison's Christmas parade and tree lighting is scheduled for 5 p.m. next Friday, the day after Thanksgiving.
Monday, November 12, 2012
10-ton Norway Spruce to be cut down Tuesday morning in Mount Olive.
Monday, November 12, 2012
From Morris County to Rockefeller Center. A 10-ton Norway Spruce will be cut down Tuesday morning in the Flanders section of Mount Olive and transported on a 115-foot-long trailer and transported to New York. The tree, which is 80 feet tall and 50 feet in diameter, will be brought down on the property of Joseph Balku and will be erected in Rockefeller Center on Wednesday. The 80th annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree lighting ceremony will be held in two weeks on Wednesday, Nov. 28. This is the first time since 2009 a New Jersey tree will be used at Rockefeller Center, according to NJ.com.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Some new features enhance what has been a staple for years.
When the Christmas parade hits downtown on Friday, there will be many similarities to the 30 previous years the Toto family has been leading the celebration. However, Carmine Toto Jr. has a few more wrinkles he's sure the community will love. "The big thing is we are going to have Dora as part of four more small inflatable characters in the parade," Toto said. The four new characters, which Toto believes brings a fun, Macy's-style atmosphere to the borough's children, only adds to what was already in the parade last year. Toto says there are between 15 and 20 this year, and that in total there will be 35 floats, balloons and different items on Friday. Of course, as there are every year, there will be plenty of other things happening …
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Electric department cuts it down at Kensington Road and gets it set all in one day.
The Madison Christmas tree arrived at Waverly Place on Tuesday, cut from a local resident's property just as it has been for more than 30 years now. This year's donor was Judy Seery, whose tree has resided at 24 Kensington Rd. for more than the two-and-a-half decades Seery has lived there. Seery said she was contacted more than a year ago by the Madison Electric Foreman Jim Mattina, who asked if she would be interested in donating the tree for the borough's annual holiday festivities. She was more than happy to help. "It had really grown too large anyway," Seery said. In October she was contacted again, solidifying her tree's place in the long lineage of Rose City Christmas trees. It actually appears it may have been something the tree was…
Thursday, December 10, 2009
The tree where Waverly Place meets Main Street, donated by the Shesler family this year, is always from the borough.
For the past 30 years, the borough of Madison has turned to a familiar source for its Christmas tree: the borough of Madison. "Every year we get our trees from Madison," said lifelong resident Carmine Toto Jr., who owns the historical restoration contracting firm C. Toto & Sons, Inc. "It's just like a mini-Rockefeller thing." This year's tree, which is a Norway Spruce between 30 and 35 feet tall, came from the property of Carl and Christine Shesler of Woodland Avenue. "Our best trees are the blue spruces; this year we did not get one, but we got this beautiful Norway spruce," Toto said. Toto and Madison Electric foreman Jim Mattina are in charge of selecting the Christmas tree. Toto says they look for a variety of qualities in a tree, …