Check Out NEW LEAF Consignment For All Your Holiday Looks

Happy Holidays from NEW LEAF Consignment! Shop NEW LEAF for all your holiday outfits.

NEW LEAF Consignment is located at 16 Park Avenue in Madison

 

This Holiday Season, Eat, Drink and Shop Local

December 3, 2021

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

 

TAPinto Tips: Let TAPinto Help Increase Your Reach

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - Do you have a Marketing Plan?  What are you doing now? Is it working? What's your budget? Do you want to reach our TAPinto viewers? Have you considered the TAPinto Do-it-Yourself (DIY) marketing platform? These are the questions we will ask you when inquiring about marketing with TAPinto.

The TAPinto network of ...

MPAC Presents Theatre of Light; A Free Evening of Song, Celebration and Light

December 5, 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Mayo Performing Arts Center will present Theatre of Light, a free evening of song, celebration and light. The event will take place on Sunday, December 12 from 5pm - 7pm on the lawn of the Vail Mansion.

 A curtain of stars and lights will welcome the community onto the Vail Plaza as specially lit magical winged dancers and an enchanted winter creature roam about in ...

"Deck the Halls" Coming to Macculloch Hall and Acorn Hall; Dec. 3 & 4

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The community is invited to "Deck the Halls" at Macculloch Hall and Acorn Hall on December 3 and 4.  Guests purchase one ticket for the day and visit both sites which will be decorated for the holidays.

Chose either Friday night or Saturday 

The Friday, December 3 event will feature a candlelight program from 4pm - 8pm. Tickets include a ...

Santa is in Madison; Get a Photo, Book Your Reservation Now!

Madison, NJ - It's beginning to feel like Christmas! Don't wait too much longer to book your photo session with the Madison Santa! 

Photo sessions can be made HERE

 

Get your local news delivered to your inbox for FREE each day. Sign up to get all the news as it happens at www.TAPinto.net/enews and follow us on Facebook ...

The Seeing Eye in Morristown Seeking Puppy Raisers

December 4, 2021

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's Secret Santa Holiday Giveaway Will Take Place Saturday

MADISON, NJ - It was such a hit last year, that Madison will again be holding a Secret Santa Giveaway. 

Shop Madison on five consecutive Saturdays from November 27 through December 18 (between 12noon and 3pm) and you could win a Madison Gift Check. The Madison Gift Checks, randomly chosen, will be in the amount of $25, $50 and $100 gift checks.

One gift check for each ...

"Deck the Halls" Coming to 2 Morristown Museums; Dec. 3 & 4

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The community is invited to "Deck the Halls" at Macculloch Hall and Acorn Hall on December 3 and 4.  Guests purchase one ticket for the day and visit both sites which will be decorated for the holidays.

Chose either Friday night or Saturday 

The Friday, December 3 event will feature a candlelight program from 4pm - 8pm. Tickets include a ...

Get your Picture Taken With the Madison Santa This Holiday Season

December 4, 2021

NEW JERSEY- Ho, Ho, Ho..... Santa Claus is coming to town. Do you want to take a picture with him while he's here? There are plenty of opportunities for a holiday close up. 

Here are some locations where you can sneak a peak at Ol St. Nick.

Morristown Green

Santa will make his first appearance in Morristown on November 28 during the tree lighting. Santa will be ...

Schedule for this Weekend's Morristown Christmas Festival on the Green

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Santa visited the Morristown Green last Sunday and will be returning this weekend for visits and photos. Along with Santa visits, there are activities, live musical performances and miniature train rides.

The schedule for this weekend is as follows:

Friday, December 3

Santa House 3 to 8 p.m. – Santa visits and photos
Activity Tent 5 to 8 p.m. – ...

Chatham Christmas Tree Lighting Set for Saturday at Reasoner Park; Mr & Mrs. Claus, Presbyterian Choirs, Dancers on Schedule

CHATHAM, NJ -- The Town & Country Garden Club of the Chathams did its part to make Reasoner Park look more like Christmas on Tuesday.

Club members gathered at the Gazebo to decorate one of the two Christmas Trees that will be lit on Saturday evening.

Terry McCutcheon, Sandy Salvas, Caitlin Boyle, Nancy Nubel, Lissa MacCallum and Mary K. Joyce were joined by Janice Piccolo, director of ...

Pedestrian Run Over on Rt. 46 in Parsippany Saturday Night

December 5, 2021

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 ...

Morris Township Lays Early Groundwork For Possible Red Bulls Training Facility

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Morris Township Planning Board laid the groundwork for a possible new athletic training facility at the old Honeywell headquarters on Columbia Rd. Nov. 29.

Despite originally having plans to build new buildings and renovate old ones, Honeywell - once Morris Township’s largest taxpayer - abandoned Morris Township in 2013 for a new primary headquarters in Morris ...

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

December 6, 2021

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 ...

National Black Political Convention to Come to Newark This Spring, 50 Years After Groundbreaking Gathering 

NEWARK, NJ — A convention that aims to bring together African-American politicos, educators, activists and leaders from across the country to outline what goals and policies should be prioritized in the Black community is planned to come to Newark this spring. 

The event will be the third National Black Political Convention, which was announced on Wednesday by Newark Mayor Ras ...

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.

Happy National Coming Out Day!

October 11 marks National Coming Out Day, commemorating the national march on Washington for gay and lesbian rights 34 years ago. The Madison Area YMCA stands in solidarity for all the LGBTQ+ people in our community. Whether you're already out, coming out today, thinking about coming out, or thinking twice about coming out, we fully support you in your journey!

#nationalcomingoutday2021 ...

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’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 ...

NJ TRANSIT’s Mobile App Upgrades: Keeping Riders in the Know

NEW JERSEY – With more and more riders returning to public transportation, NJ TRANSIT’s recent changes to mobile apps literally represent well-timed upgrades.

Smartphone users can readily appreciate the ease of information available at their fingertips. A few swipes on the mobile app replace the need for paper schedules and more.  The mobile app is available on both Google ...

$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!

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

Please Help Topaz Find Her FOREVER Home!

**HOMELESS FOR 2 YEARS- AT RISK OF LOSING FOSTER HOME**

LIKE AND SHARE HER VERY OWN FACEBOOK PAGE TO FIND HER ADOPTER!

Topaz has been with us since 2019 and somehow keeps getting overlooked... She is now at risk of losing her foster home in a few months after being in it for over a year and we need to find her a forever home ASAP so she doesn't come back to our kennels!

This ...

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 ...

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 ...

How to Host a Memorable Friendsgiving

While many people spend Thanksgiving with close and extended family, others choose to spend Turkey Day with their friends—hence the term “Friendsgiving.” In fact, according to Evite and Google Trends data, more than 500,000 people were invited to a Friendsgiving party in 2019. 

“Friendsgiving” is a blend of the words “friend” 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.

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.

Why You Should Join (or Start!) a Book Club and How to Do It

Reading is a great way to exercise your brain and improve your sleep. What’s more? According to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, reading may even help to prevent or delay Alzheimer’s.

Whether you’re a book lover or hoping to read more, here are five tips on how to launch your own book club.

 

Benefits of Starting (or Joining) a Book ...

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, ...