Ready to put cold weather, ice and snow in the past? Has this winter taken its toll, inspiring visions of warm and sunny days ahead? The businesses in Netcong can’t change the weather or make summer show up any sooner. Many can help make those dreary days, sub-zero temperatures, slick road conditions and perilous potholes a wintry memory.
If your vehicle has suffered winter-related damage or requires some professional care to get it running right, “all roads lead to Netcong.” Alternative Auto (140 Allen Street) is one of many local automotive service providers who have earned glowing reviews for the quality of their work and customer service. Mike R. from Long Valley had this to say in a recent review he posted on Yelp. “Family owned and operated, the guys at Alternative Automotive in Netcong are the best. You won't find anyone more honest than Frank and his two sons. Their workmanship is top notch. I wouldn't trust my cars with anyone else.”
From frozen pipes to faulty furnaces, this winter’s extreme temperatures tested many local homes and businesses. When it comes to keeping things warm and cozy in winter and cool and comfortable in summer, longtime Netcong resident Eddie Koster of Koster Plumbing & Heating (39 Maple Avenue) is one of many trusted, professional service providers serving the community year round.
When the weather starts to warm up, people begin thinking about lighter fare instead of the hearty foods of winter. How about a fresh salad from Ron’s Landmark (85 Main Street/ronslandmark.com), featuring baby spinach, roasted peppers, fresh mozzarella, artichokes, onions and balsamic dressing or another favorite from one of the many fine restaurants and specialty food stores in Netcong?
This winter has had an impact on people both emotionally and physiologically, according to Garry Gewant, director and lead hypnotherapist at Hyp 4 Life (hyp4life.org), located in the Historic Hugh Allen Mansion on Main Street. “Seasonal Stress Disorder is much like phobias or panic attacks in that it’s not a behavior to change, but more of a feeling people don’t understand,” Gewant noted. “When you are inundated with stress from winter related causes it can really take a toll. Hypnotherapy can be helpful in addressing these issues, in addition to things like anger management, smoking cessation, stress management, weight control and more,” he concluded.
For a directory of all businesses and restaurants in Netcong, as well as information about programs, services and events provided by the Netcong Community Partnership (NCP), visit gonetcong.com.The organization, a public/private partnership with the Borough of Netcong, is dedicated to making the community a great place to live, to work, to visit and to invest. You can also follow news from Netcong through social media at the Partnership’s Facebook page, Facebook.com/gonetcong.