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A Ship in a Yard Means Halloween's Coming to Roxbury

October 19, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ -- Without much effort, you could have snuck right up to Craig Heard the other day as he worked on this year's version of his annual Halloween House display in Succasunna. But scaring him? Not likely.

If the vast array of creepy-crawlies, skulls, pirates, ghosts, vampires and monsters that Heard was arranging didn't bother him, an unexpected ...

42nd Annual Morristown CraftMarket Set for Friday - Sunday, Oct. 19-21 at the Morristown Armory

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morristown CraftMarket, now celebrating its 42nd consecutive year as a nationally acclaimed and charitable fine art and craft show featuring 160 gifted artists from more than 25 states throughout the country, will be held Friday, Oct. 19 through Sunday, Oct. 21 at the Morristown Armory, 430 Western Avenue, Morristown, NJ.

The show hours are:

Friday, Oct. 19, 5pm to ...

Back-to-Back County Championships for Morris Knolls Girls Soccer

October 21, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ – Senior Kyra Bernardez kicked the ball to the back of the net late in the second half of tournament play to seal a repeat Morris County championship for second-seeded Morris Knolls against first-seeded West Morris Central on Oct. 20. Bernardez, assisted by senior Maddison Perna, scored the only goal of the entire game with less than five minutes remaining.

In a state of ...

Morris Knolls Girls Soccer Defeats Hanover Park in Double Overtime of Tournament Play

ROCKAWAY, NJ – It took 15 shots on goal and two overtime periods for the second-seed Golden Eagles to clinch the semifinal round of tournament play against third-seed Hanover Park on Oct. 14. The first period ended tied 1-1, with each team unable to score a goal during the second and first overtime periods. During the second overtime period, Morris Knolls kicked the winning goal for a final ...

Morris Knolls Defeats Roxbury 34-24

ROXBURY, NJ – Despite a 10-0 shutout in the first quarter, Morris Knolls dominated the second and third quarters to surpass and ultimately defeat Roxbury in a 34-24 victory away from home on Oct. 12.

In the second quarter, senior Pat Gallagher scored two touchdowns, one on a five-yard carry and the other on a 50-yard carry, causing Morris Knolls to take and hold the lead. Senior Bryden ...

Butter & Velvet Has a New Home

October 10, 2018

DENVILLE, NJ – Less than one week ago, Denville Mayor Thomas Andes welcomed Butter & Velvet Home with a ribbon-cutting on Oct. 4. Owned and operated by sisters Kelly Daab and Michaeline Fernandez, the home and design store is the newest business to open shop on Broadway. Formerly located on Diamond Spring Road and First Avenue, the store’s Broadway location is larger and offers ...

Lake Hopatcong Foundation Floating Classroom Receives Environmental Achievement Award

October 18, 2018

LAKE HOPATCONG, NJ - The Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC) awarded the Lake Hopatcong Foundation Floating Classroom an Environmental Achievement Award “for outstanding accomplishment in local environmental protection” at its 45th Annual Environmental Congress at Mercer County College in West Windsor on Oct. 12.

The Floating Classroom, a 40-foot ...

Morris County School of Technology Teacher is 2018 New Jersey Educator of the Year

DENVILLE, NJ -- Morris County Vocational School District’s Academy for Education and Learning teacher, Jennifer Skomial, has been selected as the New Jersey Educator of the Year by the state Department of Education.

Skomial has been a teacher at Morris County School of Technology (MCST) in Denville for 10 years. For the past five years, she has led the Academy for Education and Learning, ...

Three MKHS Students Recognized as Commended Students in National Merit Scholarship Program

ROCKAWAY, NJ -- Morris Knolls High School announced on Sept. 24 that students Colin S. Leonard, Avani Desai and Hannah C. Fortune have been named Commended Students in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. Each student will receive a letter of commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program.

NMSC recognized approximately 34,000 Commended ...

Denville's Vision Loss Alliance of New Jersey to Honor Morris County Chemist

October 18, 2018

DENVILLE,NJ -- Vision Loss Alliance of New Jersey, one of the state’s longest-serving nonprofits for adults with vision loss, will honor Bruce Van Buskirk at its 75th anniversary celebration, Dining in the Dark, on Oct. 25. Vision Loss Alliance of New Jersey is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides practical training and emotional support to help those who have experienced ...

Morris County Dentist Buying Back Halloween Candy for Troops

ROXBURY, NJ - Kitchin Dentistry, situated at 40 Main Street in Succasunna, is hosting a "Halloween Candy Buy Back," a program in which it pays kids for their extra candy and sends the donated goodies to members of the military serving overseas and to first-responders at home.

"The Halloween Candy Buy Back program is a great way to thank and support our troops and ...

Junior League of Morristown Accepting Community Grant Applications

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Junior League of Morristown (JLM) is now accepting grant applications from community organizations in the greater Morris and Somerset Counties.

The grant program provides community grant awards to nonprofit community organizations to support projects that are consistent with the mission (promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, improving communities ...

Lake Hopatcong Foundation Floating Classroom Receives Environmental Achievement Award

October 18, 2018

LAKE HOPATCONG, NJ - The Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC) awarded the Lake Hopatcong Foundation Floating Classroom an Environmental Achievement Award “for outstanding accomplishment in local environmental protection” at its 45th Annual Environmental Congress at Mercer County College in West Windsor on Oct. 12.

The Floating Classroom, a 40-foot ...

Murphy Administration Announces $38 Million Investment in Quality Infant and Child Care & Support for Working Families

October 16, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy and New Jersey Department of Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson on Oct. 16 announced $38 million in new investments in child care to help more families find services they need and to advance quality child care.

“Children are the foundation of our state’s future, and strong childhood development and early learning ...

Emergency Alert Test Happening Today; Wednesday Oct. 3

DENVILLE, NJ -- Denville residents are reminded that a national test of the Emergency Alert System will occur today, October 3 at 2:18 p.m. This is just a test, there is no emergency.

The test will assess the readiness to distribute an emergency message nationwide and determine whether improvements are needed. This nationwide test comes from a Presidential-level wireless emergency alert ...

Medicare Open Enrollment, Oct. 15-Dec. 7

October 12, 2018

DENVILLE, NJ – Medicare Open Enrollment is Oct. 15-Dec. 7. For Medicare beneficiaries (or their caregivers) in need of assistance with health insurance claims, health insurance options or Medicare forms, the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) has trained counselors who can provide free information and help. They will highlight and explain various Medicare plans, ...

Atlantic Health System and NY Jets Fight Pediatric Cancer as Part of the 'Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer' Campaign

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System and the New York Jets partnered again in the fight against pediatric cancer on Oct. 7. As part of the NFL and American Cancer Society's “Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer” campaign, five children who are undergoing or have completed treatment at Atlantic Health System’s Goryeb Children's Hospital, served as honorary captains for the ...

Atlantic Health System Partners with TGen, Origin to Improve Access to Innovative Cancer Therapies

MORRISTOWN, NJ -- Cancer is a disease that touches virtually everyone in some sort of way throughout their lifetime with more than 1.5 million new cases diagnosed in the United States every year, according to the Center for Disease Control. Those who have endured the fight against the disease that claims the lives of half a million Americans every year know how much of a strain physically, ...

Plan and Plant this Fall for Three Months of Spring Color

October 21, 2018

DENVILLE, NJ -- It’s time to think spring and get busy planning and planting for months of colorful blooms.

The key to getting a continuous parade of spring flowers is to plant bulbs that bloom at different times. Include some early, mid and late spring bloomers. You’ll enjoy the burst of color and sustained beauty that spring-flowering bulbs can provide.

When you think early ...

Butter & Velvet Has a New Home

DENVILLE, NJ – Less than one week ago, Denville Mayor Thomas Andes welcomed Butter & Velvet Home with a ribbon-cutting on Oct. 4. Owned and operated by sisters Kelly Daab and Michaeline Fernandez, the home and design store is the newest business to open shop on Broadway. Formerly located on Diamond Spring Road and First Avenue, the store’s Broadway location is larger and offers ...

Local Reporter Killed While Walking on Route 10 in Randolph

October 15, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ - Lindsay Ireland, a reporter who worked for several TAPinto.net sites and the Daily Record, died early Oct. 14 after being struck by a vehicle in Randolph, police said.

The incident took place on Route 10 in the early morning, said Randolph police  Lt. Christopher Guiliani said that the Ireland,  26, of Randolph, was struck and killed by Victor Retana, 30, ...

Denville Volunteer Fire Department Caps National Fire Prevention Week with Open House at Main Street Firehouse, Oct. 13

DENVILLE, NJ – The last day of National Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 13, and the Denville Volunteer Fire Department will culminate the occasion with an open house at the Main Street Firehouse (2 Indian Road) on Saturday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. This year’s theme is “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware – fire can happen anywhere.”

While this year’s message ...

Police Blotter: Motor Vehicle Thefts and Burglaries, Suspect Arrested

DENVILLE, NJ – The Denville Police Department had conducted an intensive investigation regarding multiple motor vehicle burglaries and motor vehicle thefts that have occurred over the past two months.

Specifically, the follow occurred:

On the morning of 7/25/18, the Department responded to reports of motor vehicle burglaries and a motor vehicle theft in the Shongum Road section of ...

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Shelter Dog Finds New Purpose as Morris County Sheriff's Bomb Sniffer

October 15, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – Many dogs who are surrendered to the animal shelter not once, but twice, don’t get another chance, but Boomer not only got a second chance – he is helping Morris County residents in an important way.

After 14 weeks of training, Boomer is now a certified Morris County Sheriff’s Office bomb sniffing dog.  His handler, Detective Michael Carbone, put ...

William Owens earns National Gold Medal at SkillsUSA Competition

October 21, 2018

DENVILLE, NJ -- William Owens, 17, of Denville, NJ recently participated in the SkillsUSA National Championships. This event, by invitation only, was for first place state medalists in 102 competition areas for career and technical students. It is the largest skill competition in the world.

Owens was a competitor in the Technical Drafting competition and won first place, bringing home the ...

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Letter to the Editor: Mikie Sherril is Listening

October 19, 2018

Dear Editor, 

In the race to be New Jersey’s next 11th Congressional district  representative, there is only one candidate who supports a woman’s right to choose. Her name is Mikie Sherrill, a former Navy helicopter pilot and federal prosecutor.

Her opponent, Republican Jay Webber, has aggressively fought for years to defund Planned Parenthood, a non profit that ...

'Other Desert Cities' unfolds with family secrets

‘Other Desert Cities’ unfolds with family secrets at Chatham Playhouse

By LIZ KEILL

CHATHAM, NJ – “Other Desert Cities,” the stirring drama by Jon Robin Baitz, revolves around a family’s loyalties and deceptions in a tony Palm Springs household. “Other Desert Cities” refers to the signs along the exit ramps on the California freeway.

The ...

‘The Color Purple’ flashes by with verve at Paper Mill

‘The Color Purple’ flashes by with verve at Paper Mill

By Liz Keill

MILLBURN, NJ – This Tony-award winning musical caught audiences up in its stunning story of African American life in the deep south over a 40 year period, from 1909 until 1949.

Based in the novel by Alice Walker and a screen adaptation several years ago, the story centers on Celie (Adrianna Hicks), who ...

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AtlantiCast: Episode 21

On this week’s AtlantiCast, see who has the cleanest hands in health care, find out how Atlantic Health System is training the next generation of health care professionals, Overlook Medical Center joins the robot revolution and much more!

 

Susan G. Komen North Jersey Promotes Awareness and Access at Women's Wellness Expo in Wayne NJ

October 15, 2018

WAYNE, NJ — The Susan G. Komen North Jersey promotes local community awareness and access to high quality breast cancer care at the 2018 Women's Wellness Expo.

Susan G. Komen North Jersey Executive Director Kelly E. Nagle spoke to TAPinto TV staff at the event, which took place at Passaic County Technical Institute in Wayne, New Jersey.

"Komen's mission is to save lives ...