What is a Wasp

Every year, around 62 people die from hornet, wasp, or bee stings. These creatures may be little, but they can be very dangerous if you or someone you know has an allergy. 

You may be allergic to a particular insect, which means it's important to know the difference between them.

So what is a wasp? And how can you identify them? We'll discuss these ...

It's National New Jersey Day

July 27, 2021

LBI Region, NJ - New Jersey is always up for a party, and July 27 recognizes that it was the third state to join the union. With over 9 million residents that call the Garden State their home, New Jersey has led the way for technology, medical, agriculture and art. Today is a good day to find out some fascinating Jersey grown facts, about what makes this state such as stand out. Starting of ...

Music on the Green Sweetens Up September

August 3, 2021

Little Egg Harbor, NJ - The Ocean County Foundation for Vocational, Technical Education has set the date for day of great music and food at the Cuisine on the Green at Atlantis. Shorty Long and the Jersey Horns and Katfish Lucy will be taking the stage on September 18 from 3 to 8 pm. This student sponsored event will feature food prepared by Ocean County Vo-Tech students with the meal ...

Recall Alert: Give and Go Muffins Recalled Due to Potential Listeria Contamination

A voluntary nationwide recall of Give and Go Muffin products has been announced due to potential for the products to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, said the company. Muffins baked by Give and Go are sold under several brand names including many in our area. 

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in ...

NJ looks into making Home Baking A Business

LBI Region, NJ - Earlier this month, the New Jersey Department of Health announced that they have reviewed the prohibition on the sale of home-made food, and having heard from home bakers and cooks who wish to begin for-profit sales of shelf-stable food they prepare in their home kitchens, as well as looking at scientific data that supports  that ...

Gov. Murphy Signs Landmark Universal Maternal and Infant Care Legislation 

July 30, 2021

NEWARK, NJ – In a state faced with one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the nation, Gov. Phil Murphy aims to tackle those numbers with the establishment of a universal home nurse visitation program for newborns.

Murphy signed a landmark bill (S690) on Thursday at the Leaguers, Inc. building in Newark, giving New Jersey one of the most comprehensive and robust home visitation ...

Atlantic Medical Group Cardiologist Offers Heart Health Tips During Extreme Heat

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- As we start to hit the peak of summer heat, it is more important than ever to keep our hearts healthy. Individuals who have a preexisting heart condition need to be extra careful with these extreme weather circumstances. However, people with healthy hearts are likely to experience problems as well.

Michael Weinrauch, MD, Chairman of Cardiology at Overlook ...

Ocean County Providing Vaccination Clinics Closer to Home

LBI Region, NJ - The Ocean County Board of Commissioners along with the Ocean County Health Department continues to encourage all residents to get vaccinated. “I want to encourage all the people who live in Ocean County that can get this vaccine to do so,” said the Director of the Ocean County Board of Commissioners Gary Quinn. “We want to see this infection level to ...

Summer Soiree to Benefit David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation Set for August 13

August 2, 2021

LBI Region, NJ  — David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation recently announced that the Third Annual LBI Summer Soiree will be returning to the Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club on Friday, August 13.

The organization is celebrating their long-standing friendship and partnership with the team from Jetty. Jetty is recognized with the 2021 DDBCF Beacon of Hope ...

National Night Out in Little Egg Harbor set for August 3

Little Egg Harbor Township, NJ-  The National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Taking place Tuesday, August 3 at the Little Egg Harbor Sports Complex on Rt 539 & Sports Complex Road, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances. It is celebrated ...

Fundraiser to honor Beloved Pinelands School Psychologist

Little Egg Harbor, NJ - Over $10,000 has been raised for Mental Health America in memory of an extraordinary woman who touched many lives. Pinelands Regional School District shared tragic news on the loss of Mrs. Melissa Mickiewicz, a School Psychologist serving students at the Junior High School.  Mrs. Mickiewicz worked in both the Pinelands Junior and Senior High ...

Music on the Green Sweetens Up September

August 3, 2021

Little Egg Harbor, NJ - The Ocean County Foundation for Vocational, Technical Education has set the date for day of great music and food at the Cuisine on the Green at Atlantis. Shorty Long and the Jersey Horns and Katfish Lucy will be taking the stage on September 18 from 3 to 8 pm. This student sponsored event will feature food prepared by Ocean County Vo-Tech students with the meal ...

National Night Out in Little Egg Harbor set for August 3

Little Egg Harbor Township, NJ-  The National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Taking place Tuesday, August 3 at the Little Egg Harbor Sports Complex on Rt 539 & Sports Complex Road, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances. It is celebrated ...

St. Mary's Nights of Summer Carnival Continues Through Sunday

STAFFORD — The St. Mary's Nights of Summer Carnival is back. It was a long break from the Covid-19 situation and the fun is finally here.

The carnival continues tonight through this Sunday, July 25. 

The Nights of Summer Carnival is open each night from 6 to 10:30 p.m. 

There is free parking, great food, nightly indoor entertainment and plenty of fun rides and ...

Local NFL Stars Mike Gesicki and Clark Harris Give Back to Kids in Their Hometown

July 28, 2021

STAFFORD — Mike Gesicki of the Miami Dolphins and Clark Harris of the Cincinnati Bengals were in town last week to impact young lives in our area. These are two of the finest athletes in Southern Ocean County history. 

Both players began their careers in youth sports in Stafford Township, and it is refreshing to see how they both give back to their hometown each summer. 

The ...

The Oldest White Marlin Tournament in the Country Continues out of LBI

LBI Region, NJ - The Beach Haven White Marlin Invitational has been bringing boats from up and down the coast to the region every summer for 51 years. This summer, the Beach Haven Marlin and Tuna club continues the tradition with anglers gathering to head offshore in search of the prized white and blue marlin, tuna, wahoo, and Dorado.  The club carries on 75 years of fishing ...

Hotel LBI Welcomes The 2021 Stanley Cup to Long Beach Island

LBI Region, NJ - The National Hockey League Championship Stanley Cup made it to LBI as part its New Jersey Tour and was greeted in style Friday evening July 16 on the rooftop of Hotel LBI. With the Tampa Bay Lightning win of the 2021 NHL Championship, each player gets to properly celebrate with the cup. Hotel LBI owner Chris Vernon along with family and staff greeted Forward Ross ...

The Oldest White Marlin Tournament in the Country Continues out of LBI

July 26, 2021

LBI Region, NJ - The Beach Haven White Marlin Invitational has been bringing boats from up and down the coast to the region every summer for 51 years. This summer, the Beach Haven Marlin and Tuna club continues the tradition with anglers gathering to head offshore in search of the prized white and blue marlin, tuna, wahoo, and Dorado.  The club carries on 75 years of fishing ...

Southern Ocean Chamber Helps Members Shine on Good Morning America

LBI Region, NJ - The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce was established in 1914 to help foster economic development for the small businesses and resort areas within the Long Beach Island Region. As globally accredited Destination Marketing Organization, it uses its resources to showcase members and local tourism assets to help businesses get recognized on local, state, national and ...

Hotel LBI Welcomes The 2021 Stanley Cup to Long Beach Island

LBI Region, NJ - The National Hockey League Championship Stanley Cup made it to LBI as part its New Jersey Tour and was greeted in style Friday evening July 16 on the rooftop of Hotel LBI. With the Tampa Bay Lightning win of the 2021 NHL Championship, each player gets to properly celebrate with the cup. Hotel LBI owner Chris Vernon along with family and staff greeted Forward Ross ...

Pinelands' Summer Short Course Showcases Valerie Vaughn

July 12, 2021

LBI Region, NJ - The NJ Pinelands Commission and Stockton University announce the fifth annual Pinelands Summer Short Course will feature 14 education programs at two venues, including guided history tours, nature walks, a canoe trip, a ground-penetrating radar demonstration and live music. Registration is now open for the event, which will be held at historic Whitesbog Village in Pemberton ...

5 Minute Intervals Or 30 Minutes At Once: Which Is Better?

Squeezing in time to exercise can be challenging, especially if you juggle a hectic schedule. But staying physically active is one of the most important things you can do for your health as you age.

Given the increasing popularity of 5-minute interval workouts (or High-Intensity Interval Training – HIIT), swapping short bursts of moderately intense and vigorous aerobic exercise followed ...

8 Simple Activities To Enjoy With Your Grandkids

Spending quality time with your grandkids (and kids) adds joy and laughter to any given day. Just basking in a child’s boundless energy and carefree silliness can boost your mood and make you smile. But joining in the fun also keeps you physically and mentally active – and research shows that multigenerational interaction is good for older adults and kids.

 

If you’re ...

Bring the Sunshine Indoors With These 4 Simple Décor Ideas

As summer approaches, everyone is eager to spend more time outside enjoying the sun. It’s also the perfect time to transition your home décor to reflect the added daylight and brightness outside. If you’re ready to bring more of the sunshine inside this season, here are four great ways to easily update your décor for a lighter and brighter feeling.

Clean and ...

How to Incorporate Chalk Paint Into Your Next Project

Chalk paint is all the rage for that cozy richness it gives to furniture, décor, and even walls. The matte finish adds a softness to bold colors and a thickness that covers even the most worn down surfaces.

 

Home decorating moguls love chalk paint, and now you can, too - here’s the lowdown on why, where, and how to use chalk paint for your next DIY decorating ...

TAPinto Denville Franchisee Joins Senior Team of African American Chamber of Commerce of NJ

DENVILLE, NJ -- The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) announced the addition of Ferlanda Fox Nixon, Esq. -- franchisee, publisher, and editor of TAPinto Denville -- as chief of policy and government affairs. 

AACCNJ is a proactive advocacy group that provides a platform for New Jersey’s African-American business leaders to speak with a ...

Lifelong Journalist Finds Way To Keep News Passion Alive By Launching TAPinto Chatham

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - To reporters, news is more than a job, it’s a passion. For Ed Barmakian, news is his whole life. And when he saw his passion was in danger, he found a way to evolve to meet the times rather than lose what he loves. 

Barmakian launched TAPinto Chatham in July of 2013. He had recently retired from the Star Ledger after 33 as a sports journalist and editor. His ...

Summer Ad Trends That Help Your Business Beat The Heat And The Competition

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Summer is back and so are customers! With the worst of COVID-19 hopefully behind us, people are more excited than ever to get outside and enjoy the warm weather. For your business, this could be a huge opportunity to draw in new customers and gain additional revenue you may have lost during last year’s lockdown. 

With consumers looking to shop locally now more ...