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Earth Day Art: Collage with the Teen Advisory Board (Ages 5-10; teen volunteers)

Tue, April 23, 2:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

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Education Green Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 04/23/2019 2:00pm 04/23/2019 3:30pm America/New_York Earth Day Art: Collage with the Teen Advisory Board (Ages 5-10; teen volunteers)

3rd floor

No registration required

Celebrate Earth Day with art! Members of the Teen Advisory Board will be on hand to help you create something special and honor nature. We’ll be recycling old magazines to create new, nature themed collages to take home.

50 South Fullerton Ave. Montclair , NJ 07042
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Sat, April 27, 10:00 AM

Mountsier-Hardie Garden , Nutley

Garden Conservancy Open Days Garden Tour - Nutley

Green Home & Garden

Add to My Calendar 04/27/2019 10:00am 04/27/2019 4:00pm America/New_York Garden Conservancy Open Days Garden Tour - Nutley

Visit the Mountsier Garden in Nutley, open for self-guided tours to benefit the Garden Conservancy, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

No reservations required; rain or shine.

It is the best time to see the strong bones of the garden, plenty of garden art and sculpture, and the bright colors of thousands of spring bulbs illuminating it!

Admission is $10 per person; children 12 and under free.

For More ...

205 Rutgers Place Nutley, NJ 07110
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Mon, April 29, 10:30 AM

North Jersey Country Club, Wayne

Backpacks For Life 4th Annual Golf Outing

Food & Drink Giving Back Sports

Add to My Calendar 04/29/2019 10:30am 04/29/2019 10:00pm America/New_York Backpacks For Life 4th Annual Golf Outing

OUR 4TH ANNUAL BACKPACKS FOR LIFE GOLF OUTING WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY, APRIL 29TH, 2019 AT NORTH JERSEY COUNTRY CLUB IN WAYNE, NJ.

Join us for a unique golf experience while supporting our veterans in need! There are various opportunities to get involved and support this event.

REGISTER HERE:

https://www.backpacksforlife.org/bfl-events/golfouting2019

594 Hamburg Turnpike Wayne, NJ 07470
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Tue, April 30, 7:00 PM

Adult School Dept of Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Antarctic Ice and Climate Change

Green

Add to My Calendar 04/30/2019 7:00pm 04/30/2019 8:30pm America/New_York Antarctic Ice and Climate Change

A science lecture on polar ice sheets, climate and sea level changes. Prior to the lecture, Dr. Passchier will be on a research ship as part of her participation in Antarctic Expedition 379 with the International Ocean Discovery Program (January - March 2019). She will share a summary of findings from the expedition.

50 South Fullerton Ave Montclair, NJ 07042
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Thu, May 2, 6:30 PM

Unitarian Universalist Church, Montclair

Petit Fours Elegance

Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 05/02/2019 6:30pm 05/02/2019 9:00pm America/New_York Petit Fours Elegance

This class is an introduction to the fine art of making petits fours. You will learn how to make a frangipane cake and prepare it for glazing. You will also learn proper glazing and decorating techniques in order to help you make awe inspiring confections suitable for any occasion.

67 Church St Montclair, NJ 07042
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Sat, May 4, 10:00 AM

Montclair

7th Annual Walnut Street Fair

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink Giving Back

Add to My Calendar 05/04/2019 10:00am 05/04/2019 2:00pm America/New_York 7th Annual Walnut Street Fair

Join us for the 7th annual Walnut Street Fair on Saturday, May 4th, 2019!

Come to celebrate our community and to support our local businesses.

Hosted by The Junior League of Montclair-Newark, the event is growing to be one of Montclair’s most beloved neighborhood street festivals, drawing more than 5,000 people annually.


Walnut Street Montclair, NJ 07042
Bicycle Repair 101: Mr. G’s Creative Workshop (Ages 5-18)

Sat, May 4, 2:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

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Add to My Calendar 05/04/2019 2:00pm 05/04/2019 5:00pm America/New_York Bicycle Repair 101: Mr. G’s Creative Workshop (Ages 5-18)

Outdoor Plaza (Rain location: 3rd floor)

No registration required

Learn bicycle repair with a shop teacher. We'll cover crucial skills like fixing flat tires, gear adjustments and brake replacement. Bring your own bicycle or learn from teacher examples. The first three bicycles will be used as a repair demonstration. Find more information about Mr. G via Instagram @MrGsworkshop. This ...

50 South Fullerton Ave. Montclair, NJ 07042
May the Sith: Teen Star Wars Event (Ages 11 and up)

Mon, May 6, 5:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

May the Sith: Teen Star Wars Event (Ages 11 and ...

Arts & Entertainment Education Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 05/06/2019 5:00pm 05/06/2019 6:00pm America/New_York May the Sith: Teen Star Wars Event (Ages 11 and up)

Outdoor Plaza

Celebrate everyone’s favorite force-filled holiday (a couple days late!) We’ll have lightsaber crafts and activities, a food craft, and more. Refreshments will be served; please advise of food allergies.

50 South Fulleton Ave. Montclair, NJ 07042
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Mon, May 6, 7:30 PM

Maplewood Memorial Library, Maplewood

MGC Presents “Drama Queens: Dark Beauties for ...

Green Home & Garden

Add to My Calendar 05/06/2019 7:30pm 05/06/2019 9:30pm America/New_York MGC Presents “Drama Queens: Dark Beauties for Your Garden”

To create rhythm, punctuate place, outline areas, and focus the eye, nothing works like black. But keep the drama out of your house and in the garden! On Monday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m. at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker Street, Maplewood, Lesley Parness, retired superintendent of Horticultural Education at the Morris County Park Commission, will explain how to use black-hued plants for maximum ...

51 Baker Street Maplewood, NJ 07040
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Thu, May 9, 7:00 PM

Unitarian Universalist Church, Montclair

Baking with Herbs

Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 05/09/2019 7:00pm 05/09/2019 9:00pm America/New_York Baking with Herbs

Think about it, a cake featuring pears and basil, a tender butter cookie flavored with orange rind and rosemary, pine nut and thyme shortbread, and a lavender cake. Add another dimension to your baking with fresh herbs! Join in this hands-on experience. Make, taste, enjoy! All materials included.

67 Church St Montclair, NJ 07042
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Fri, May 10, 8:00 AM

Maplewood Community Pool, Maplewood

82nd Annual Maplewood Garden Club Plant Sale

Green Home & Garden

Add to My Calendar 05/10/2019 8:00am 05/10/2019 8:00pm America/New_York 82nd Annual Maplewood Garden Club Plant Sale

The “Big Momma of All Plant Sales” is back! Maplewood Garden Club’s 82nd Annual Plant Sale will be held from May 9 to 11 (rain or shine!). Selections include tomatoes (heirloom, cherries, and more), vegetables, herbs, annuals, tender perennials, perennials (over 300 varieties, divided into sections for shade, part-shade, and sun), houseplants, hanging baskets, tropicals, shrubs, ...

187 Boyden Avenue Maplewood, NJ 07040-1713
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Sat, May 11, 8:00 AM

Maplewood Community Pool, Maplewood

82nd Annual Maplewood Garden Club Plant Sale

Green Home & Garden

Add to My Calendar 05/11/2019 8:00am 05/11/2019 4:00pm America/New_York 82nd Annual Maplewood Garden Club Plant Sale

The “Big Momma of All Plant Sales” is back! Maplewood Garden Club’s 82nd Annual Plant Sale will be held from May 9 to 11 (rain or shine!). Selections include tomatoes (heirloom, cherries, and more), vegetables, herbs, annuals, tender perennials, perennials (over 300 varieties, divided into sections for shade, part-shade, and sun), houseplants, hanging baskets, tropicals, shrubs, ...

187 Boyden Avenue Maplewood, NJ 07040-1713
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Sat, May 11, 9:00 AM

Yantacaw School Gym, Nutley

Yantacaw Family Swap in Nutley

Giving Back Green

Add to My Calendar 05/11/2019 9:00am 05/11/2019 11:30am America/New_York Yantacaw Family Swap in Nutley

The 12th Annual Yantacaw Family Swap is on Saturday May 11! It’s like a giant yard sale, but everything is free! This event is sponsored by the Yantacaw PTO Green Committee.

It’s your chance to recycle and give your unused items to someone who can use them - and maybe choose some cool stuff for yourself as well! This event is open to all our friends and neighbors - not just ...

20 Yantacaw Place Nutley, NJ 07110
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Tue, May 14, 7:00 PM

Adult School Dept of Montclair Public Library, Upper Montclair

Spring Smoothies

Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 05/14/2019 7:00pm 05/14/2019 8:30pm America/New_York Spring Smoothies

Learn how to make delicious and nutritious smoothies using seasonal spring ingredients. Instructions will be given on how to make the perfect smoothie, why smoothies are important, and which ingredients are best to use. Samples of smoothies made in class will be available. (This is a demonstration class).

185 Bellevue Ave Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
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Thu, May 16, 7:00 PM

Unitarian Universalist Church, Montclair

Mozzarella and Ricotta Making

Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 05/16/2019 7:00pm 05/16/2019 9:00pm America/New_York Mozzarella and Ricotta Making

Learn how to pull your own fresh mozzarella and watch a demonstration of fresh ricotta! Professional cheesemaker Jeanine Dargis will guide you through the process from milk to curd to finished cheese. You will also indulge in a cheese tasting with helpful tips on how to taste and critique any cheese like a pro, in addition to eating your homemade mozzarella and ricotta in a Caprese salad with ...

67 Church St Montclair, NJ 07042

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Bloomfield Continues Going Green with Purchase of Four Electric-Powered Chevy Bolts

January 27, 2020

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Township of Bloomfield has taken another important step in becoming more sustainable, recently purchasing and putting into use four new Chevy Bolts. These electric-powered vehicles were purchased with funding from the capital budget and the water utility fund. The cars will be used by construction code officials and water meter personnel. These functions of the township ...

'Unmasked' Takes High Energy Look at Andrew Lloyd Webber

No doubt Andrew Lloyd Webber is one of the most prolific composers in recent years. We’ve all heard the music of “Cats” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Evita” and a host of others. Paper Mill Playhouse honors him in this moving tribute

The show is  quite a pistache of well known, and not so well known, creations. It’s fascinating to see clips of ...

'Lost in Yonkers' Confronts Generational Angst

CHATHAM, NJ - The setting is a two-bedroom apartment in Yonkers, NY. The time is 1942. We learn that two young boys, Jay and Artie, are about to move in with their cold,domineering grandmother.

There’s a lot going on in this taut, smartly written play by Neil Simon. Braden Mellina as Jay, the older brother, and Arty (Logan Guvenel) are doing their best to accept this fearful fate. Janet ...

Police Continue Search for Missing 57 yo Nutley Resident

February 20, 2020

NUTLEY, NJ - Police continue their search for a missing 57 yo Nutley resident. Andres Fernandez was reported missing on Feb. 19.

Fernandez was last seen on Feb 13 loading suitcases into his vehicle. He left the country on Feb. 14, and returned on Feb. 18. His family did not hear from him upon his return, an alert was issued on Feb. 19

Det. Sgt. Anthony Montanari of the Nutley Police ...

Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders Award Contract to Dominion Voting Systems, Inc. for New Voting Machines

NEWARK, NJ — On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, during the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders Conference/Board Meeting, the Board took another major step toward fulfilling Freeholder President Brendan Gill’s initiative to secure a safe, auditable voting process. The Board unanimously passed a contract between the County of Essex and Dominion Voting Systems, Inc., to provide voting ...

NJ Teen Reported Dead After Six-Story Fall from The Vessel in Hudson Yards in NYC

February 3, 2020

NEW YORK -- The body of a young man who was found on the ground near The Vessel, a sculpture at Hudson Yards in Manhattan, was identified as that of a 2019 Ridge High School graduate.

According to a published report in the New York Post, 19-year-old Peter DeSalvo of Basking Ridge did not survive a drop from the sixth floor of the structure on West 33rd Street in Manhattan Saturday evening ...

Trump Supporters Brave the Cold in Wildwood to Wait in Line

WILDWOOD, NJ – Thousands of President Trump supporters bundled up and wrapped themselves in red, white and blue scarves, mittens and hats to brave the cold for a chance to get a seat inside the Wildwood Convention Center for Tuesday’s rally promoted as  a big thank you from the president to south Jersey Congressman Jeff Van Drew , who switched his allegiance from the Democratic ...

NJ Pastry Chef to Compete in Food Network’s ‘Chopped Sweets!’

February 22, 2020

This story first appeared in TAPinto Scotch Plains/Fanwood.

Scotch Plains resident Joe Murphy, a corporate pastry chef for the legendary restaurateur Jean-Georges Vongerichten, founder of the Jean-Georges Restaurant Group, will compete on the Food Network program “Chopped Sweets!” on Monday, Feb. 24. The show, hosted by “Chopped!” judge and “Best Bakers in ...

Legendary Band Leader Paul Shaffer Tells Steve Adubato How He was Inspired by Comedy Icons Early in his Career

February 19, 2020

NEW JERSEY -- Paul Shaffer is widely known as the former Musical Director of both Late Night with David Letterman and The Late Show with David Letterman, during which he was often involved in skits and the general hijinx of the production. However, as Shaffer tells Steve Adubato, he wasn’t always comfortable being gregarious and, in fact, grew up being an introverted kid until a 1972 ...

The Ancient History of Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is widely known as the day of the year when love is celebrated, and indeed, February has been a month of romance for centuries. The St. Valentine’s Day we observe today evolved both from ancient Roman and early Christian history.

There are many legends about who St. Valentine was. One story dates from the third century A.D. Apparently, Emperor Claudius II of Rome ...

The Jaffe Briefing - February 20, 2020

TRENTON – Gov. Phil Murphy wants to change the way politics is done, which many will applaud. But will anything really happen? Hard to tell, as the governor is trying to implement this strange, new concept called “ethics.” We may need to look up the definition, but apparently it creates all these new rules to encourage transparency. Murphy is talking about more ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Fred Aun of TAPinto Roxbury

The featured TAPinto franchisee for February 2020 is veteran journalist Fred J. Aun, owner/publisher of TAPinto Roxbury.  Fred's career as a journalist spans nearly 40 years and includes full-time reporting positions at five publications. He spent about 20 years with The Star-Ledger/NJ.com before moving to Ziff Davis Media and a decade of freelancing.      

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Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties

Chaos: Charles Manson the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties. John 

O’Neill and Dan Piepenbring  (New York: Little Brown, 2019).

It took me three weeks to read Chaos:Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties. Although fascinating, with its detailed analysis of the true motives for the Manson crimes in Los Angeles, 1969, the prose was dense and a ...

Retro Review: Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk

Retro Review:

Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk (Doubleday, 1955)

A coming of age story, set in 1933, Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk is a novel that still speaks to us. Written in 1955, Wouk’s strengths are in his character development, themes, and elegant prose. What is especially unusual about Marjorie Morningstar is that the author portrays the fanciful young protagonist, ...

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware (Scout Press, 2019)

 

“3rd September 2017

Dear Mr. Wrexham,

I know you don’t know me but please, please, please you have to help me.”

 

With this intriguing opening, Ruth Ware launches her fifth  novel, The Turn of the Key, a mystery reminiscent of Gothic novels in its sinister and dark tone. However, the novel is ...

Tidelands by Philippa Gregory

 In my last review of Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates, I wrote that Ms. Oates had died last year.  Ms. Oates is alive and well. This is an error that needs correction, and apologies go to Ms. Oates for the error.

 

Tidelands by Philippa Gregory (Atria Books, 2019)

What separates Tidelands from other historical novels that Philippa Gregory has written, is that the heroine in ...

Theresa Venezia Presented With NJ Realtors Circle of Excellence Sales Award

February 21, 2020

Theresa Venezia, a realtor with Berkshire Hathaway Van Der Wende Properties has won the 2019 New Jersey Realtors Circle of Excellence Sales Award.  This prestigious award recognizes members who have demonstrated excellence in the field of salesmanship.

"It's been my honor and privilege to serve my community and the communities that surround Bloomfield. I would like to thank all ...

Gas Lamp Players presents Mamma Mia!

GAS LAMP PLAYERS INVITE ALL DANCING QUEENS (AND KINGS) TO “MAMMA MIA!” FEBRUARY 7-9

Glen Ridge, New Jersey (January 2020) – Gas Lamp Players is thrilled to bring ABBA’s glittering musical to Essex County as its annual Main Stage production.

 

Mamma Mia! has proven its popularity world-wide as both a musical, and then a film. Propelled by the ...

New Form 1040-SR, alternative filing option available for seniors

The Internal Revenue Service wants seniors to know about the availability of a new tax form, Form 1040-SR, featuring larger print and a standard deduction chart with a goal of making it easier for older Americans to read and use.

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 required the IRS to create a tax form for seniors. Taxpayers age 65 or older now have the option to use Form 1040-SR, U.S. Tax ...

Obituaries

Sep 7, 1933 - Jan 14, 2020
Loving Husband, Father and Grandfather Michael A. Conca, 86 of Nutley, passed away on Tuesday, ...
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Apr 23, 1918 - Aug 19, 2019
Ruth G. Bedford, 101 passed away on Monday, August 19, 2019 at her home. Born in Nutley, NJ, Ruth ...
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Legendary Band Leader Paul Shaffer Tells Steve Adubato How He was Inspired by Comedy Icons Early in his Career

February 19, 2020

NEW JERSEY -- Paul Shaffer is widely known as the former Musical Director of both Late Night with David Letterman and The Late Show with David Letterman, during which he was often involved in skits and the general hijinx of the production. However, as Shaffer tells Steve Adubato, he wasn’t always comfortable being gregarious and, in fact, grew up being an introverted kid until a 1972 ...