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County Students Attend 38th Annual Morris County Teen Arts Festival

May 21, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ — More than 1,500 students from sixteen schools throughout Morris County came to County College of Morris (CCM) recently to celebrate the 38th Annual Morris County Teen Arts Festival. CCM has been the host since the festival’s inception.

Clayton Allen, director of the Morris County Teen Arts Festival and associate professor of Visual Arts at CCM - who has been working ...

Pickleball Pro Brings Expertise to Randolph YMCA Clinic

May 19, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ - The Randolph YMCA hosted a Pickleball Clinic conducted by nationally-ranked Pickleball player and instructor Sarah Ansboury on Wednesday, May 9.

Approximately 24 people attended the two sessions where Ms. Ansboury and colleague Linh provided group instruction and individual coaching during the clinics. Ms. Ansboury is a Gold and Silver medalist at the 2015 Tournament of ...

Girls Lacrosse: Morristown's Callie Sundin Scores 230th Career Goal in Tournament Win Over Morris Knolls; Colonials Advance to Play Chatham in Quarterfinals

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morristown girls lacrosse coach Evan Mager has engineered one of the great program buildups in any sport in recent Morris County scholastic sports memory over the last six years, but finally winning the county tournament is the next barrier to break.

 

To do that will require a four-step process, and step two was not much of a sweat despite the heat ...

GFWC Woman's Club Denville-Rockaway Places Flags on Veterans' Graves

May 21, 2018

DENVILLE, NJ - On Saturday, a very rainy day, 15 members of the GFWC Woman's Club of Denville- Rockaway Area, along with local Cub Scouts, citizens and veterans helped Phyllis and Jim Vialard, board members of the Memorial Association of Rockaway, Marcella and Denville, place flags on veterans' graves in the Denville Cemetery. 

On Veteran’s Day, the ...

A.J. Perri Helping Veterans in Need - Again

TINTON FALLS, NJ – A.J. Perri is back helping veterans in need – this time launching a search for veterans and their families through a partnership with ABC-TV.

As part of the A.J. Perri Cares Program, a lucky New Jersey veteran and their family will receive air conditioning/heating relief this summer.

"They fought for our country, and their families sacrificed," said ...

Run (or Walk) & Get Colorful for Boy With Tumor

ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury Rotary and Interact Clubs are inviting everyone to participate in the upcoming 5th Annual Color Fun Run, hoping to raise $20,000 to benefit Roxbury 4th grader Matt Adonis who is being treated for a brain tumor.

The event takes place Sunday at Horseshoe Lake Park in Succasunna.

Matt is a student at Nixon Elementary School who is dedicated to hockey and ...

Seven Veterans To Be Honored at Annual Memorial Day Ceremony Including Joseph Clayton of Denville

May 23, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - On Wednesday May 23 from noon - 3pm,  a Memorial Day commemoration event will be held on the lawn of the Morris County Courthouse.

During the ceremony, Morris County Freeholder Doug Cabana and retired Morris County Veterans Service Officer and Marine Charles Jurgensen will speak. Medals will also be presented to seven Morris County Veterans.

The veterans receiving ...

Denville Scouts Among Those Honored by County

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Two Eagle Scouts from Denville were among six honored recently by the Morris County Board of Freeholders for a series of ambitious scout projects that helped them attain Boy Scouting’s highest honor.

Joshua Rand and Christopher Willis, both of Troop 17, were praised for their work. 

Rand is a senior at Morris Knolls High School in Denville. He joined the ...

Menendez, State Health Department Outline Efforts to Curb Spike in NJ Lyme Disease Cases

May 22, 2018

PARSIPPANY, NJ - With Lyme Disease cases rising at alarming rates across New Jersey, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez and State Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal visited Mountain Way Park in Parsippany today to discuss efforts to stem the tide, and to raise awareness.  New N.J. Department of Health (DOH) data show the highest number of reported Lyme diseases cases in the state in nearly ...

DAWN of a New Day: New Treatment Insights Shared at Atlantic Health's 18th Annual 'Stroke Symposium'

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Time is of the essence when it comes to identifying and treating symptoms of stroke and it’s widely accepted that the sooner treatment is provided the better the outcome will be, however new research suggests that all hope isn’t lost for certain types of stroke victims whose symptoms aren’t treated until later in time after last being seen as ...

Overlook Offers a New Kind of Classroom on 'Take Your Child to Work Day'

SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center in Summit became the 'classroom-for-a-day' for more than 100 elementary school children on April 26 -- national “Take Your Child to Work Day," with students learning from medical professionals in physical therapy and sports medicine, emergency medicine and the operating room, first responders, infection prevention, pet therapy, and ...

Denville Woman Nearly Runs into Parked Cop Car, Gets a DWI

April 30, 2018

MOUNT OLIVE, NJ - A Denville woman nearly struck a parked police car while driving while intoxicated through a Mount Olive hotel parking lot before heading onto Route 80 last week, according to police.

When she was later pulled over, the woman, Colleen Perry, 46, was charged with driving while intoxicated, failure to maintain a lane, failure to produce valid auto insurance and having unclear ...

Travels Spotlight - Endangered Grevy's Zebras born at Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom

May 4, 2018

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom welcomed two Grevy's Zebras to the park on Thursday May 3.

Grevy's Zebras are the most endangered species of zebra. There are approximately 2500 Grevy's zebras in the wild and captivity. 

The two females that were born on Thursday are a part of the endangered species programs at Walt Disney ...

Operators of Monmouth Park Say Sports Betting Delay Cost Them $139 Million

May 25, 2018

OCEANPORT, NJ — The New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, which operates Monmouth Park is seeking damages for lost revenues it claims was the result of a long legal battle over sports betting.

The association filed a motion seeking damages in the New Jersey District Court in Trenton on May 24.

The Supreme Court recently ruled that a federal law banning sports ...

Two Down: Justify Wins Preakness, Belmont Ticket Sales Likely To Boom

BALTIMORE, Md. — Ka-Ching! Ka-Ching!

That's the sound of the New York Racing Association's cash register ringing up ticket sales for the June 9 running of the Belmont Stakes that is sure to attract a sell-out crowd.

Racing fans and just plain wannabes will turn out to see Justify, the winner of the Kentucky Derby and Saturday's $1.5 million, Grade 1 ...

Jockey 'Jersey Joe' Bravo To Receive Venezia Award

ELMONT, NY — Long Branch, New Jersey's Joe Bravo has been voted the recipient of the Mike Venezia Memorial Award that is presented to jockeys who exemplify extraordinary sportsmanship and citizenship — on and off the track.

Bravo, who is known to his legion of fans as “Jersey Joe,” will receive the award at ceremonies after the third race at Belmont Park on ...

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10-Year Old Boy Battling Cancer Receives Generous Donation From Randolph Hockey Family

May 20, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ- While the inter-town hockey battles on the ice between Randolph and Roxbury are fierce at every age level, when it comes to real life battles off the ice there is no hesitation to offer help to their neighbor.

Such is the case with a recent gesture of unity and support from the Randolph Varsity hockey team, when they came together to deliver good wishes and ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Steve Lenox of TAPinto Paterson

This week's feature will focus on TAPinto Paterson's franchisee, Steve Lenox. Find out how the current owner of a public affairs firm went from a former State Director for Senator Frank Lautenberg to a proud TAPinto franchisee for New Jersey's third largest city.

 

Q. When did you join TAPinto.net?

I joined TAPinto.net in September, ...

Join the Fight, Morris: Water + 7 Days = Mosquitoes

May 23, 2018

With the sun finally expected to show itself starting tomorrow and over the Memorial Day weekend, Morris County residents can reduce the number of all mosquitoes, including the aggressive Asian Tiger variety, in their own backyards by taking action now.

The ankle-attacking, aggressive Asian Tiger variety transmits viral disease and bites all day long, unlike many other varieties that come out ...

May is Older Americans Month: Time to Give Back to Morris County’s Seniors Every Day!

May 23, 2018

The June 5th Primary has entered the home stretch.  For the first time in 8 weeks, there is no where I need to appear other than at the doorstep of a registered voter to ask for their support in the election booth.

Since I decided to pursue the open Freeholder seat in March, I have been all across Morris County.  I have been out and away from my family every day since, attending such ...

SURVIVING A STROKE: Quick Medical Response Gives Mom Her Life Back

Carotid artery dissection. It’s one of the most common causes of stroke in younger adults.

And while you might not associate the word “stroke” with younger patients, the condition – if not treated immediately – could lead to paralysis and even death.

Lindsey Singh can attest to the importance of immediacy. The 31-year-old mother of two from Flanders experienced ...

'Turning Off the Morning News' brings comic twist

‘Turning Off the Morning News’ tackles today’s issues with a comic twist

By Liz Keill

PRINCETON, N J – Despite the late night comics, no one quite captures the insanity of the political/social status world like Christopher Durang.

His latest play, “Turning off the Morning News” hit the ground running.  John Pankow as Jimmy addresses the audience, ...

'To Kill a Mockingbird' Sustains Timeless Appeal

SUMMIT, NJ – The Summit Playhouse provides a stellar production of a much loved classic, “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

The Harper Lee novel, later a Gregory Peck film and now a stage production, retains all the warmth, intensity and integrity that made it such an appealing hit in the 1960s. And there will be a new production on Broadway in December with a script by Aaron Sorkin ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 15

On this week’s AtlantiCast, learn some important tips for controlling and avoiding diabetes from an Atlantic Health System expert, see how Atlantic Health is advancing cutting-edge research, hear what’s being done to keep health care environmentally friendly and much more!

 

The Queen of the Big Time by Adriana Trigiani (Ballentine Books, 2005)

            The Queen of the Big Time by Adriana Trigiani, a New York Times best selling author, was recommended to me by a young woman who actually came from the town of Roseto, Pennsylvania, the place where the novel is set. “The author did such a wonderful job of describing how the town actually is,” said the young lady.

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin's Press, 2018)

            What is the “final frontier” on the Earth's surface? Many people would say Alaska, the 49th state, which was added to the United States fifty years ago. Once one has traveled to that remote land, it is impossible to forget the magnificence of the terrain and beasts. Floating by ship in Glacier Bay, surrounded by ...