These are the Times That Try Men's Souls

These are the Times That Try Men’s Souls… 

By Joseph Labarbera, Major US Army Retired Vice Chairman-Communications, Sussex County GOP 

I’m a former Infantry Soldier, U.S. Marine, U.S. Army strategic planner, 5x combat veteran and I never thought I’d see a day where I would believe the fringe’s prophesies of a civil war in my own nation. Until now I ...

Newton Police Department Swears in New Officer

December 2, 2021

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Police Department had the swearing in ceremony for Jordan Harvey during their bi-monthly Monday meeting on November 22.

Surrounded by friends, family, the Town Council and officers in the Newton Police Department, Harvey took his Oath of Office at the beginning of the council meeting. Town Manager Thomas S Russo Jr. read off his biography before he said his ...

Four Atlantic Health System Medical Centers get ‘A’ Grade for Safety by Leapfrog for Fall 2021

Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, today announced that Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center all earned the highest possible safety rating of ‘A’ by The Leapfrog Group in its Fall 2021 Hospital Safety Grades.

“Our commitment to the safety of our patients and team members has ...

Upcoming Events


Sun, December 12, 9:00 AM

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church , Sparta

Shepherd of the Hills - join us at 9 AM for our ...

Education Religions And Spirituality


Mon, December 13, 7:00 PM


Town Council Meeting



Sun, December 19, 9:00 AM

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church , Sparta

Join us at 9 AM for our in-person worship service ...

Religions And Spirituality


May 28, 1945 - Nov 18, 2021
Barbara Renee Goldberg, resident of Roseville, Ca. passed away peacefully at Wayside Care center ...
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Republican complainers

December 4, 2021

Hal Wirths, Republican Assemblyman from Sussex County, should be arrested and prosecuted for ignoring an order prohibiting him from entering the Statehouse without showing proof of a Covid vaccination or taking a Covid test. 

He's not representing you at all.  Just his own selfish interests and that of his fellow criminals.   Others, including Erik Peterson of Hunterdon ...

Oroho Responds to Murphy Administration’s Release of Overdue Proposal for Using Federal Pandemic Relief Funds

Senate Republicans Proposed a Comprehensive Plan in April

Senator Steven Oroho (R-24) responded to the Murphy Administration’s release of a long-overdue proposal for the allocation of billions in federal pandemic relief funds that were delivered to New Jersey in May through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

Sen. Steven Oroho responded to the Murphy Administration’s release of ...

Sparta Police: Drunk Driver Crashes into Two Cars Including Police

December 4, 2021

SPARTA, NJ – A Lincoln Park woman is facing drunk driving and assault charges after hitting two cars, including a police cruiser, sending one person to the hospital.  On November 21 around 2 p.m. Sparta police received a report of a car that was weaving on Route 15 north, police said.

Officer Tom Herd found Jennifer Sugarman, 35, in her gray Nissan Rogue on the Route 517 exit ...

Woodworking Organization Donates Toys to Project Self-Sufficiency

December 4, 2021

The public is invited to attend a demonstration of the traditional art of woodturning on Saturday, December 4th, 10:00 a.m., at the Peters Valley School of Craft Wood Shop.  Members of the Water Gap Woodturners will create magic wands, spinning tops, yo-yo’s, and ball catchers for donation to the Season of Hope Toy Shop, the local toy drive spearheaded by Project Self-Sufficiency to ...

Oroho, Testa Appalled by Murphy’s Latest Attack on Law-Abiding Gun Owners

Senate Republicans Steve Oroho and Mike Testa chided Governor Phil Murphy for his assault on gun rights during a morning press event in Metuchen.

“Governor Murphy continues to disregard the constitutional rights of legal gun owners,” said Oroho (R-24). “The Governor’s rush to push through his anti-gun agenda in the lame duck session is a political ploy to curry favor ...

Learn and Play Chess While Contributing to Charity

Learn how to play chess or get better in the oldest board game. Both virtual and in-person sessions available! All ages and levels welcome.

Coaches are the Iyer brothers

Ayush Iyer (16yo, USCF Rated ~1400)
Aneesh Iyer (13yo, USCF Rated ~1100).

Charge: $25/hour

Special holiday discount available during December - Buy FIVE 1:1 classes for the price of four ...

How To Think Strategically as a Buyer in Today’s Market

How To Think Strategically as a Buyer in Today’s Market


The game of chess can provide incredible lessons to apply to all aspects of life, including the homebuying process. Chess requires you to plan and think about your strategy from the very beginning of the game.

The homebuying process, like chess, requires strategy and planning. Here are a few things to keep in mind ...

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, ...

TAPinto Tips: Let TAPinto Be Part of your Marketing Plan

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 I will ask you when inquiring about marketing with TAPinto.

The TAPinto network of 90 franchised sites in New Jersey ...

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 ...

Avengers: Age of Omicron

Rating: PG (All ages, intense sequences of sharp needles)
Release Date: November, 2021
Release Date (Streaming world-wide): December, 2021
Runtime: 2 years and counting

The newest release of the wildly unpopular Coronavirus franchise pits the Avengers against a newer, stronger variant named Omicron, a multi-mutant virus that is feared to be faster and stronger than its deadly ...

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 ...