Where is the Soft Power in the US?

July 17, 2019

Some years ago, Joseph Nye, a long time member of various Administrations, coined the concept soft power, which is the power of essentially goodness, and the ability to have nations want to emulate us.  Like our Peace Corps where young people -possibly college grads or post-graduate students, who enter foreign countries with efforts to better those countries and make them want to emulate us.

Mr. Mike: Bringing Brightness With a Bus

It’s no surprise that ordinary people can do extraordinary things and sometimes they touch our lives from the most unexpected places. Meet Mike Cotton from the Byram School Bus Company. Driver Mike is making the world a better place...one ride at a time. 

Mr. Mike is the driver of the school bus that winds throughout our neighborhood 180 days of the school year. He reminds me of the ...

New Jersey Date Night: A Revolutionary Morristown Bar Crawl

July 20, 2019

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

Nothing beats a warm summer night — the perfect time to grab your date’s hand and go for a walk. With so many quaint New Jersey towns from which to choose there’s no shortage of options, but Morristown stands out thanks to great architecture and history dating back to the Revolutionary War. It ...

Upcoming Events

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Fri, July 26, 11:00 AM

Villa Capri II, Sparta

Villa Capri II Fundraiser for NAMI Sussex

Health & Wellness

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Sun, July 28, 1:00 PM

Van Kirk Homestead Museum, SPARTA

What's Cooking at the Van Kirk Farm: 1780-1920

Education

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Sun, July 28, 1:00 PM

Van Kirk Homestead Museum, SPARTA

Curt E Engelbrecht: Views Through His Lens

Education

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Sun, August 11, 1:00 PM

Van Kirk Homestead Museum, SPARTA

Curt E Engelbrecht: Views Through His Lens

Education

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Sun, August 25, 1:00 PM

Van Kirk Homestead Museum, SPARTA

Dedication of the Wagon House & Music Day

Arts & Entertainment

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Thu, September 26, 11:30 AM

Mayfair Farms, West Orange

Komen North Jersey Pink Champagne Lunch & Fashion ...

Giving Back Health & Wellness

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Fri, September 27

Our Lady of the Lake , Sparta

Women’s Cornerstone VII

Religions And Spirituality

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Sun, October 6, 12:00 PM

Harborside Atrium, Jersey City

Susan G. Komen North Jersey FREE Women’s Wellness ...

Health & Wellness

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Sun, October 13, 7:00 AM

LANDING

Lake Loop 2019

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Thorlabs Concert Series to Start This Weekend in Newton

July 12, 2019

NEWTON, NJ—Thorlabs will be hosting the “Concerts under the Stars” free summer series starting this weekend.

Concertgoers are invited to bring snacks, along with their pals and positive attitudes to the Sussex County Community College Connor Greene, where the concerts will take place.

The Andrea Nies Band will perform for the first concert this Saturday, July 13 beginning ...

Sources: Barchi Will Step Down as Rutgers President in 2020

July 22, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers President Robert Barchi, whose tenure at the 253-year-old school has been marked by unprecedented successes as well as scandals and setbacks, will step down after the 2019-20 school year.

Barchi's pending departure was confirmed to TAPinto New Brunswick by a source familiar with the situation.

The announcement of Barchi's exit gives school officials time ...

How Increasing Interest Rates Could Impact Your Ability To Buy A Home

Thinking about purchasing a home but not sure if now’s the right time?  Here’s a Team Nest Builder tip: consider the cost of WAITING to buy that home.  

“Cost of Waiting to Buy” is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices and interest rates increased over a period of time. In this article, we’ll focus solely on interest ...

Don't Miss 2 OPEN HOUSES Sunday for Super Sparta Homes with Amazing Yards

Seeking a new home with a huge, amazing yard in Sparta? Whether you desire a historic Cape Cod or a gorgeous Colonial, Team Nest Builder has you covered with OPEN HOUSES for 2 Sparta homes, both with fantastic yards, this Sunday, July 21st from 1-3 p.m.!

135 Sterling Hill Road, Sparta

Fall in love with this charming 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom Cape Cod, tucked away up a private drive on 4.54 ...

COMING SOON Historic 3BR Cape Cod on 4+ Idyllic Acres

Fall in love with this charming 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom Cape Cod, tucked away up a private drive on 4.54 picturesque acres, surrounded by majestic trees and fun trails. Sparta’s 135 Sterling Hill Road is the home you’ve been seeking!

According to local lore, this 1913 character-filled gem was built for nearby Sterling Hill Mine’s head miner. You’ll be transported back to ...

50 Years Later, Apollo 11 Remains Our Greatest Achievement

The 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 commemorates the single greatest achievement in the history of mankind.

In our world of rankings, I don’t think anyone can argue the point.

A man walked on the moon.

A member of species earthbound for thousands upon thousands of years, left footprints on that mysterious silver globe in the sky that inspired wonder and fear since man’s ...

Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholder July 10, 2019 meeting video

NEWTON, NJ - Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholder July 10, 2019 meeting video.

 

Rep. Sherrill’s Family-to-Family Health Information Centers Bill Clears Energy and Commerce Committee

July 22, 2019

Washington, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee voted to advance Representative Mikie Sherrill’s (NJ-11) bipartisan legislation, introduced with Representative Fred Upton (R-MI), to reauthorize the Family-to-Family Health Information Centers (F2F HICs) program. Sherrill’s bill will be included in H.R. 2328, the Community Health Investment, Modernization, and Excellence ...