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Pascarella's is Now Taking Christmas Menu Orders

December 7, 2021

Take the stress of our your Christmas dinner this year and let the Pascarella Brothers take over the cooking.  Pascarella's is now taking orders and has set an order deadline of 12/18.  

Pascarella's menu is featuring some of their most requested specialty holiday dishes as well as some delicious new choices such as Spiral Ham and Bourbon ...

This Holiday Season, Eat, Drink and Shop Local

This holiday season we're going to eat, drink and shop local. Join us is supporting small businesses this holiday season.

 

"Rosie the Rose City Reindeer' Kids Scavenger Hunt Continuing in Madison

December 8, 2021

MADISON, NJ - The Madison Area Chamber of Commerce is inviting children to participate in a month-long search to Find Rosie the Rose City Reindeer this holiday season.

Beginning Friday, November 26, more than 40 Chamber-member businesses will participate in this creative and fun activity to help highlight the holidays and all that is wonderful about shopping in Madison this ...

Macculloch Hall Presents Growing in the Garden: Write Back Soon!

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The community is invited to join Macculloch Hall today at 2pm to listen to stories about letter writing. The event will take place on Facebook Live at 2pm

CLICK HERE to watch live.

Patricia Ruggles and John Blasdale performing at the Madison, NJ Library

The Suburban Music Study Club of New Jersey presents Patricia Ruggles performing American Nature songs and John Blasdale on the piano performing his own works, Beethoven, Schubert, and Brahms.

The program is open to the public on Thursday, December 9, 2021, at 10:30 a.m at the Chase Room, Madison Public Library, 39 Keep Street in Madison.

Masks will be required and a free-will donation ...

First Baptist Church of Madison and Zufall Health Offering Booster Vaccines for Residents

December 8, 2021

MADISON, NJ -  The First Baptist Church in Madison, in partnership with Zufall Health will be administering booster vaccines for residents. The vaccines will be administered on December 17 from 10am - 2pm at the Madison Public Safety Complex located at 62 Kings Road.

Anyone interested in receiving a booster vaccine, must fill out the online application which can be found ...

Flags Will Be Flown at Half Staff Today, Dec. 6 Through Dec. 9 in Madison

MADISON, NJ - Madison Mayor Robert Conley has requested all flags in Madison to fly at half--staff today, December 6 through December 9 as a mark of respect for Robert Joseph Dole.

According to borough officials, Dole is "a statesman like few in our history and a war hero among the greatest of the Greatest Generation".

 

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The Seeing Eye in Morristown Seeking Puppy Raisers

Morristown, N.J.- The Seeing Eye is seeking volunteers who are interested in raising a puppy that will one day be trained to guide a person who is blind. Puppy raisers are foster families of all types, both large and small, with and without pets. A puppy raiser family is responsible for providing a loving and nurturing home environment for approximately one year. During that time, the raiser is ...

Madison Ends Curbside Collection; Program Resumes March 2022

December 8, 2021

MADISON, NJ - Residents were reminded that today, Wednesday, December 8 was the last day for yard waste collection in Madison. The program will resume in early March 2022, stated borough officials.

Leaf collection, according to borough officials, will continue, weather permitting, for the next two weeks.

 

Read more: Table of Hope Morris County Holiday Food Distribution ...

The Shakespeare Conversations Returns at CCM

Randolph, NJ: Explore and dive into the poetic and legendary work of The Bard as part of The Shakespeare Conversations, which returns to County College of Morris (CCM) this month with an online program.  

The conversation on Henry IV Part II – with a recap on Part I – takes place Thursday, December 9, at 7 p.m. on Zoom. Through this exploration, ...

Virtual Event with the Morristown & Morris Township Library; Seasonal Cookie Baking

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morristown & Morris Township library will be hosting a Season Cookie Event with speaker Suzanne Lowery. The event will take place virtually on Tuesday December 7 at 7pm.

Lowery, professional chef and a repeat program presenter, for a fun and informative hour on Zoom. Suzanne will participants different cookies and treats to bake this winter.

Learn something new ...

Lake Hopatcong Foundation & Commission Honored for Lake Management Efforts

December 6, 2021

ROXBURY, NJ - The lake management efforts of the Lake Hopatcong Commission and the Lake Hopatcong Foundation were acknowledged this week by the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS).

At its 2021 virtual conference, the organization honored the commission and foundation with a joint “Lake Management Success Stories Award" praising the work they do to ...

Pedestrian Run Over on Rt. 46 in Parsippany Saturday Night

PARSIPPANY, NJ - A pedestrian was struck on Rt. 46 Eastbound in Parsippany on Saturday evening, December 4th. 

The accident happened on the section of Rt. 46 that is east of Rt. 80. All lanes were closed for the investigation. 

The units on the scene reported a traumatic arrest.

According to the Morris County Prosecutor's Office, the investigation is still ...

World-Class Rocker Bringing Songs for Kids to Roxbury

ROXBURY, NJ – Musician Ray Anderson is no stranger to the adult side of the rock scene; he’s performed around the world with some of the genre’s most famous grownups – including Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Meatloaf and Chuck Berry.

But when he comes to Roxbury on Saturday to perform as “Mr. Ray,” Anderson won’t be singing about sex, drugs and rock ...

NJ High School Soccer Player, 15, Dies in Fatal Train Strike After Losing Battle With Depression

December 7, 2021

Michael R. DeOliveira

MIDDLETOWN, NJ: More details have emerged in the tragedy that took the life of a young man early Saturday morning at the Red Bank train station. Michael DeOliveira, 15, a sophomore at Middletown South High School and a long-time soccer player for Middletown Attack, died tragically in that train strike on Saturday, in Red Bank. 

His ...

NJ Transit Reports Fatal Pedestrian Train Accident Near Red Bank Train Station Saturday was a Juvenile

RED BANK, NJ: NJ Transit confirmed that a male juvenile was struck and killed by a train near Drs. James Parker Blvd., and Maple Ave., about three quarters of a mile south of the Red Bank train station at approximately 1:30am on Saturday. 

The train was en route from the Meadows Maintenance Complex in Kearny to Long Branch and consisted of two engines with no passenger ...

Missing Nutley Teen Morgan Panzer Found Safe

NUTLEY, NJ - Missing teen Morgan Panzer has been located and is safe according to the Nutley Police Department.

Panzer was reported missing at approximately 11 a.m. on Wed. Dec. 1, 2021. She was in Paramus at the time attending classes at Bergen County College. 

Panzer is a Nutley High School Class of 2021 graduate. 

Nutley Public Safety Commissioner Alphone Petracco and Nutley ...

NJ Teen Cancer Survivor Gives Back With Make-A-Wish

December 5, 2021

WESTFIELD, NJ — A 16-year-old junior at Westfield High School and cancer survivor, was recently granted a wish from Make-A-Wish New Jersey, but rather than go on a trip or meet a celebrity, as most wish recipients do, Mason Rockmore opted to give away his wish.

In February 2020, Rockmore was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, an aggressive bone cancer. He began ...

Autistic Singer/Songwriter and Popular TikTok Influencer Cory Singer Releases Latest Single, “Somebody’s Heart” 

SOUTH PLAINFIELD – South Plainfield native, singer/songwriter Cory Singer has nearly 400,000 followers and over 11 million “likes” on TikTok with numerous hit songs and starring roles in New York Theater musicals. Singer is using his popularity to advocate for the autistic. Diagnosed with autism at a young age, Singer’s humble, down-to-earth demeanor and humorous ...

11-Year-Old West Orange Girl Runs a Business Selling Characters She Crochets

Chloe Jostine Mendoza Altejos, a sixth-grader who just turned 11, has had a lifelong passion for arts and crafts. She began crocheting over a year ago and now runs her own Etsy business selling her adorable handmade characters.

Chloe shared, “I love drawing, doing origami, rainbow loom characters and more. When I was 9, I saw a viral trend going around. It was crocheting.” She ...

Journey to Bethlehem This Christmas Season

December 4, 2021

PLUCKEMIN, NJ – The Pluckemin Presbyterian Church (PPC), 279 Route 202-206 in Pluckemin, invites you to their Advent sermon series on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. called “Strangers at the Manger.” Throughout the series, you will journey through ancient Bethlehem and encounter the characters in the Christmas story who were at the Manger when the Christ child was born. The ...

Bergen County Zoo Features Special Animal Light Show Throughout December

PARAMUS, NJ - The Bergen County Zoo at Van Saun County Park is hosting a "Holiday Lantern Spectacular," and spectacular it is!

The display, called "Let It Glow!", is a holiday light show sponsored by the Friends of the Bergen County Zoo in partnership with Tianyu Arts & Culture, Inc., and features traditional Chinese lanterns with a modern twist, including dozens ...

NJ Transit Launches Holiday Travel Promotions

NEWARK, NJ — The holiday season is here for NJ TRANSIT! To celebrate, NJ TRANSIT is offering several promotional discounts beginning today and running through the rest of 2021. Both new and current customers can save on holiday travel by using various promotional codes in the NJ TRANSIT mobile app, including an invitation for new customers to “Try NJT” to ...

Join the Madison Area YMCA TODAY (Friday Nov 26) and They Will Waive The Initiation Fee.

TODAY ONLY! Join the Madison Area YMCA TODAY and we'll waive your initiation fee. Use code BFinitiation at check out when you register online.

Mount Saint Mary Academy Speech & Debate Team Earns Charter Status

John V. Maldonado, English teacher at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, announced that the National Speech & Debate Association awarded Charter status to the Academy’s Speech and Debate Team.

Charter status is the highest honor that the NSDA awards to scholastic teams and places the Mount’s team among the best in the nation. An NSDA Charter designation demonstrates that not ...

So Much More Than the "School on the Hill"

“The school on the hill.” A statement we hear quite frequently when we tell people we go to Mount Saint Mary Academy. For many, that is all they know about our school – until they come to our unquestionably informative annual Open House. Hosted this year on October 17th our Open House is a great way for prospective students and families to learn about, and experience, our ...

Finding the Sweeter Side of Unprecedented Times

In March of 2020, life decided to hand lemons to students across the country and beyond, leaving millions of us in a scramble; we searched far and wide for ingredients needed to make lemonade out of an unforeseen scenario. For most of us, whether we were in the second grade, secondary school, or beyond, the remedy to our anxieties was simple: distraction. Perhaps the first few weeks of quarantine ...

NJ TRANSIT Advances Billions In Major Capital Projects

NEW JERSEY - COVID-19 temporarily slowed transit ridership, but it did not slow NJ TRANSIT from continuing to improve service and the customer experience for its customers.

According to NJ TRANSIT reports, the quest to make improvements to infrastructure and other projects has resulted in NJ TRANSIT advancing over $4 billion to enhance system performance and add new vehicles to the fleet since ...

NJ TRANSIT’s Renaissance Plans Focus on a Decade of Enhancements

NEW JERSEY – The state’s most extensive transit system recently laid out plans for a massive transformation intended to make it tops as far as reliability and efficiency.

According to NJ TRANSIT President and CEO Kevin Corbett, President, the company intends to make up for lost time and has already begun the process. Strategic plans made through 2030 bring a promise of increased ...

$50 Off Pest Control Service

The Savings You Deserve

Here at Viking Pest Control, we believe protecting your home from pests is a right, not a privilege. That is why we do everything in our power to make preventive pest control accessible and affordable to the varied budgets of homeowners throughout New Jersey. 

We are proud to offer coupons, promotions, and special offers for our most popular pest control ...

Buggin' Halloween Photo Contest

Viking's 3rd Annual Buggin' Halloween Photo Contest Starts Friday, October 1, 2021!  Submit a photo of you, your pet, or a loved one dressed as a creepy-crawly bug, insect, or another pest for your chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card and other awesome prizes! Click here to learn more and enter the contest!

Adopt Dozer! He's Looking for his Forever Home This Holiday Season....Is it with You?

Dozer is a stunning 1.5 year old, 66 pound love bug!!  He is wonderful with other dogs and older children, has a very high energy level, and enjoys being active. He especially loves fetching tennis balls! Dozer has been OVERLOOKED FOR MONTHS!!  Dozer can "sit" and "wait", and is house trained.  Dozer will be an amazing addition to your ...

9-Week-Old Shepard Mixes are Available for Adoption Today

UNION, NJ - The Shake A Paw® Center for Rescue and Adoption is licensed as an Animal Shelter.  We accept dogs from the public, as well as rescue, homeless, abandoned and unwanted dogs. Giving back to the animals we love by finding them a Happy Forever Home is our goal and mission.

These two beautiful girls are looking for a new home! These 9-week-old Shepherd mixes waiting ...

Adopt Brand; This Cutie Is Almost Ready for Adoption

Adopt Brand

This perfect little guy is looking for his forever home ! How cute he ?

Brand is from our litter who was rescued in the flood ( on the news too, so he is famous ! ). Once Brand turns 8 weeks old, he will be ready for adoption.

Please email us 911dogrescue@gmail.com for an application on Brand ! Located in Morristown NJ

October’s almost over. The conversation about breast cancer isn’t.

As October draws to a close, I find myself hoping that a certain line of conversation won’t fade away amid the growing bustle of the oncoming holidays. 

By now, it’s pretty well known that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. I normally spend most of this month supporting, however I can, the myriad efforts, initiatives, campaigns and movements designed to remind people of ...

Creative Stocking Stuffers That Won’t Break the Bank

The stocking hung by the fireplace stuffed to the brim with goodies is an iconic symbol of Christmas. They sit there just waiting to be dumped out all over the floor. And, be honest: Who wants a pair of white socks or a bag of candy coal?

These stocking stuffers are sure to bring out a “ho ho ho!” from young and old alike! From tech to coffee to fun and games for kids of all ages, ...

10 DIY Décor Ideas for Your Holiday Home

So much of the joy from the holiday season comes from entertaining. Whether you’re throwing a big bash for the neighborhood or hosting a more intimate gathering of close family and friends, filling your home with exciting and colorful decorations is a must.

Rather than buying everything pre-made, consider rounding out your décor collection with some DIY items that highlight your ...

The Best U.S. Trips to Take During the Holiday Season

While some may agree that there’s “no place like home for the holidays,” for others, Christmastime means vacation time. If you’re thinking about heading out of town for the holidays, here are seven destinations to put on your list. 

Best Places to Visit in November

Montpellier, Vermont. From the changing colors of the leaves to the mouth-watering smell of ...

Creative Cooking: 6 Thanksgiving Side Dishes to Try This Year

As you plan your Thanksgiving feast this year, you’ll undoubtedly place traditional favorites front and center—but don’t stop there! Let your creativity shine by featuring a few unusual side dishes with bold flavors and beautiful fall colors. Who knows, you just may find a new favorite that the whole family loves!

Charred Sweet Potatoes with Hot Honey Butter and ...

Elegance in Autumn: 6 Classy Home Decor Must-Haves

As the air gets colder, the leaves turn red and orange, and your regular Starbucks order switches from classic to pumpkin spice, you may be wondering how to maintain a classy home decor while still participating in the autumn aesthetic.

Whether you are trying to impress your holiday guests or simply attempting to get into the harvest spirit, there are boundless opportunities to incorporate ...

Basic Fireplace Care to Keep the Home Fires Burning Safely

One of the simple pleasures on a cold winter’s night is sitting in front of a roaring fire with a good book or good company. Taking the time to clean and maintain your fireplace will make those cold nights a little cozier.

Annual Inspection

First and foremost, the Chimney Institute of America recommends a professional chimney inspection once a year to check all the high and ...

10 Home Organizational Products for a Tidy Space

Just the thought of sorting through and organizing stuff in your home might seem overwhelming. Fear not! Working on one area at a time or working at your own pace is fine. Plus, there are many products that help you keep living spaces orderly and keep clutter at bay.

Here’s a look at 10 organizational products to help you keep your home neat and tidy.

Drawer Dividers

From underwear ...

Guide to Ceiling Fan Repair and Replacement

Ceiling fans are a great way to keep your home cool and keep air circulating throughout your home and cooler on warm days. They’re also extremely useful in the wintertime, pushing warm air down and helping to heat rooms via recirculation. Unfortunately, ceiling fans can become noisy, wobbly, or even stop working altogether.

In this guide, we’ll examine common ceiling fan issues and ...

Practical Skincare Gifts She’s Sure to Love

When it comes to gifting, we often think along the lines of gift cards, flowers, candies, and chocolates. While those items are classic crowd-pleasers, skincare can also make a great gift.

Here are practical gifts for every skincare fanatic on your list, from mask lovers to eye cream connoisseurs.

Facial Cleanser

One of the most essential needs for a woman’s skincare routine is a ...

Curious About Botox? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

In this day and age, everyone has heard of Botox, but do you really know what it is and how it works? More than just a popular treatment for wrinkles, Botox is approved to treat various problems, from sweating to migraines. If you’re curious about the procedure, here’s everything you need to know before reaching out to doctors for treatment.

What is Botox?

Botox is the most ...

Keep Working Out In the Winter With These 6 Tips

Fitness is a year-round journey, but one that can be made more challenging by colder weather. While it may be tempting to put off your exercise habits until it starts to warm up outside, abandoning your fitness routine (even temporarily) can make it nearly impossible to get back to where you want to be physically when you do decide to resume.

Below are some tips to safely keep up your exercise ...

7 Smart Side Dishes for a Healthy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of the most widely beloved American traditions. Not only does it bring families together to be mindful of their blessings, but it allows for one of the biggest feasts of the year. From the green bean casserole to mashed potatoes to yams, cranberry sauce, deviled eggs, and turkey (of course!), this meal includes all the popular classics that are highly anticipated each year.

Enjoy an Active Holiday Season with These 5 Outings

The holiday season brings family gatherings, memorable traditions, and lots of delicious food! If you’re looking to incorporate more active events and outings this season, there are plenty of ways to enjoy festive cheer while getting out of the house and moving!

We’ve collected five simple and fulfilling ways that you can make this holiday season an active one, so get ready to plan ...

Why You Should Incorporate Weightlifting Into Your Routine

Weightlifting for active aging adults is a crucial key to overall physical fitness that should not be skipped. Light cardiovascular exercise like walking is essential for seniors, but weight lifting is also a vital part of any routine.

Regular weight training for older adults can lead to several long-lasting health benefits, including improvements in muscle mass and quantity, increased ...

How Caring for a Pet Improves Mental Wellness

Pet ownership can be rewarding and therapeutic for older adults. Caring for an animal can bring joy, comfort, and companionship—which help relieve stress and improve mental well-being.

Building a relationship and being responsible for meeting a pet’s needs also creates a sense of purpose and provides structure to a daily routine. Here’s a look at the many benefits of caring ...

How to Use Portion Size for Balanced Nutrition

As we age, our metabolism slows down, and often, our level of activity follows suit. Some older adults can quickly gain weight if they don’t adjust their eating habits. Others may lose weight too quickly by not eating enough if they are experiencing appetite loss.

Using portion control helps ensure we are eating enough of the foods that are good for us while limiting those that are not.

New Jersey has had Governors from William Livingston to Phil Murphy, Who was the Best Governor the Garden State has ever had?

This is the time of year in New Jersey when it's so beautiful to see all the many colors of the season - red, green, yellow, orange --even blue.

Candidates use lawn signs of so many colors this time of year.

And millions of dollars have been spent on television commercials, newspaper ads, streamed video, lawn signs, and colorful mailers in the race for governor. Phil Murphy and ...

The Nazi Titanic: The Incredible Untold Story of a Doomed Ship in World War II by Robert P. Watson

The Nazi Titanic: The Incredible Untold Story of a Doomed Ship in World War II by 

Robert P. Watson. (De Capo Press, 2016).

 

The sinking of the famous British luxury ship, Titanic, is etched indelibly in our imaginations, even today, over 100 years after she succumbed to an iceberg in the North Atlantic. Books, movies, and the story of locating the wreck in the 1980s and ...

Dickens Village in Maplewood NJ Celebrates the 2021 Holiday Season Starting on December 4th

November 29, 2021

MAPLEWOOD,  NJ -- Dickens Village, an annual Maplewood NJ tradition, returns to Ricalton Square this week and will be open to the public from 1pm - 4pm on December 4th, 11th and 18th.

In celebration of the yearly event, TAPintoTV takes a look back at Stephanie Willoughby's visit to Dickens Village in 2019, and the community tradition of re-creating the village from ...

Producing User Generated Content: Tips and Tricks

According to recent data, 85% of Americans own a smartphone**. Smartphones are routinely used to publish pictures and video via websites and apps, which enables users to share their participation in an event, presence at a location, or highlight a relationship or connection with other people. The primary means of creating and publishing User-Generated Content has become the smartphone.

What is ...

Bill Bratton and NJ Mayors Discuss Public Safety, Community Policing and Bail Reform at Roundtable Event

PATERSON, NJ -- Former Police Commissioner Bill Bratton took part in a roundtable discussion on public safety, community policing and bail reform at the Passaic County Community College’s Hamilton Club on October 28. 

Moderated by Larry Mone of the Manhattan Institute, Bratton was joined by three New Jersey mayors: Paterson Mayor André Sayegh, Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora, and ...

New Book Combines Classic Cocktails and True Crime Stories

December 5, 2021

If you’re throwing a themed party or looking to curl up with some scintillating stories and a nightcap, “Mixology and Murder” by Kierra Sondereker (Ulysses Press; October 2021) has what you’re looking for.

“‘Mixology and Murder’ is a combination of two things I really enjoy — cocktails and true crime stories,” said author Kierra Sondereker, ...

New Jersey Date Night: Celebrate Hanukkah With Some of NJ’s Best Doughnuts

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Whether you personally celebrate Hanukkah or have friends who do, there are a lot of takeaways from this well-known yet not major Jewish holiday. Much like an action film of today, Hanukkah features conflict between the Maccabees and the Seleucids, a sacred temple as a backdrop and of course a supply chain ...

All About the Thanksgiving Side Dish Green Bean Casserole

NEW JERSEY — Green Bean Casserole, that Thanksgiving Day staple since the 1950s, was invented right here in New Jersey. If you have some on your table Thursday night, you can thank Campbell’s recipe developer Dorcas Reilly, who Campbell’s refers to as the “Grandmother of Green Bean Casserole.”

Some other facts about green bean casserole to share around the ...

Potential Pitfalls to Avoid When Putting Your Home on the Market

October 5, 2021

Selling your home is a major milestone, to say the least.  It’s critical to plan in advance to avoid any possible setbacks during the home sale process. With decades of experience in real estate, I’ve advised thousands of clients on how to stay clear of these common mistakes while preparing their home for the market.

Setting an unrealistic selling price: Of course, ...