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Improve Your Health, Safely and Effectively at the Madison Area YMCA with Wellness MY WAY

May 14, 2021

CAPTION: Madison Area YMCA Personal Trainer Marie-France Greer conducts a balance assessment as part of the Wellness MY WAY program, with Madeline Tubbs age 15 from Pine Brook. The new 12-week program is a benefit of Madison Area YMCA membership at no additional fee.  

Your wellness has never been more important! Regular exercise boosts immunity and just a few minutes a day helps prevent ...

Community Conversations with Morristown Medical Center: AFib, Heart Health and Stroke Prvention

The community is invited to participate in a Facebook Live Community Conversation with Morristown Medical Center about AFIb, Heart Health and Stroke Prevention. The conversation will take place on Tuesday, May 11 at 12noon 

People with atrial fibrillation (AFib) are five times more likely to have a stroke than the average person. On the next Community Conversation, Atlantic Medical Group ...

Morris County Community Vaccination Program is Reaching the Homebound

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - The Morris County Homebound COVID-19 Vaccination Program is a program that finds, contacts and inoculates residents in Morris County who may not be able to leave their homes. The program, according to officials has reached more than half of the 800 residents targeted since April.

“These are people whose names came to us either through nutritional programs, ...

Walk Ins Now Allowed at Morris County COVID-19 Vaccine Mega Site

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - Effective Thursday, April 29, the all six vaccine mega sites are open for walk-in vaccinations.  Residents, 16 and up can come to the mega sites between select times.

See times and locations of the megasites below:

Atlantic County Megasite (Atlantic City Convention Center, 1 Convention Boulevard, Atlantic City): 9 am to 4 pm
Bergen County Megasite ...

CDC Issues New Guidance for Fully Vaccinated People; As of Today Over 2.8 Million People are Fully Vaccinated in NJ

NEW JERSEY - Fully vaccinated people, and now there are 2,866,848 of them in New Jersey, can now exercise and attend small gatherings outdoors without wearing a face mask, said The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday.

As of today, New Jersey has administered more than 6,752,773 vaccine doses, (4,134,298 with at least one dose and 2,866,848 fully vaccinated ...

Morris County Seniors in High School and College Now Offered Vaccines In Time for In-Person Graduation Ceremonies

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - Graduating high school and college seniors can now be vaccinated against COVID-19 in time for in-person graduation ceremonies, announced Morris County officials. In an initiative launched today, April 21, Morris County in partnership with Atlantic Health System can now schedule vaccine appointments at the Morris County Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Center at the Rockaway ...

COVID-19 Vacccination Eligibility Expands to Those 16 and Older on April 19

MORRISTOWN, NJ - As of Monday, April 19th, all individuals age 16 and older will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination according to the New Jersey Department of Health.

Anyone interested in getting a vaccination should register now to ensure the earliest appointment when you become eligible.

"With an expected increase in vaccine allocation from the federal government, coupled with ...

New Jersey Pauses Delivery of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine, Awaiting Further 'Guidance' from Federal Government

TRENTON, NJ — The state Department of Health has directed all New Jersey vaccination sites to cancel or put on hold appointments for the one-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine — following recommendations by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration.

The health agencies today issued a pause in the vaccine’s ...

Operation Take Back will be Close to East Hanover and Florham Park on April 24th

HANOVER,NJ - Operation Take Back of 2021 is scheduled to take place on April 24th.  The good news for East Hanover and Florham Park residents is that two locations are in the area.  One in Hanver and one in Cedar Knolls.

Acting Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon, Chief of Detectives Chris Kimker, Hanover Township Chief of Police Mark D.

Community Donates $40.3 Million to Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center Expansion, Renovation

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Community members have contributed more than $40.3 million toward the critical renovation and expansion of  Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute and Goryeb Children’s Hospital, significantly exceeding the initial campaign goal of $38.5 million, announced the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center.

Jennifer L. Smith, ...

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Fire Safety Alert: Kidde Recalls Smoke Detectors for Failure to Sound Alarm in Fire

May 14, 2021

MORRIS COUNTY — The community is being alerted to a nationwide safety recall of certain Kidde smoke detectors for failing to sound off during smoke conditions or a fire.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission on May 6 announced the recall of some 225,000 Kidde smoke and combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms — Model Series 2040, 2050, 2060 and 2070, which have a TruSense logo or ...

Residents Thank the East Hanover Police During National Police Week

EAST HANOVER, NJ - The residents of East Hanover honored the local Police department during National Police Week.  There were sandwiches, food and special treats delivered to the police station.

Chief of Police Christopher F. Cannizzo issued a statement of gratitude, "Thank you to our residents who have shown their support to our officers during National Police week. We are ...

Fuel Spill Stops Traffic in East Hanover Saturday Afternoon

EAST HANOVER, NJ - Hazmat was called in to a situation on Rt. 280 West Saturday afternoon in East Hanover.

At approximately 2pm, at mile marker 2.2 there was a large fluid spill in the middle of the highway on Rt. 280 Westbound.  Hazmat was requested to the scene.  The cleanup caused traffic delays.

Madison Area YMCA Waives Initiation Fee and Offering 3 Guest passes for All Fully COVID-19 Vaccinated People

Extended through May 31! As a thank you for helping the community be as healthy as possible, the Madison Area YMCA is waiving initiation fees and offering 3 FREE guest passes for all fully COVID-19 vaccinated individuals.

The Y, part of a worldwide values-driven association, is inclusive of all people. We provide quality programs that develop a healthy spirit, mind and body and promote the ...

Madison Area YMCA Will Waive Initiation Fees for Fully Vaccinated People, So Join Now!

Received your COVID-19 Vaccine? Great! When you join the Madison Area YMCA now - April 30, the initiation fee will be waived upon proof that you are fully vaccinated.

(Per CDC guidelines, "Fully Vaccinated" means 2 weeks after second Pfizer/Moderna dose or 2 weeks after single Johnson & Johnson dose)

Share the Madison YMCA with a Friend; Join in April and Receive 3 Free Guest Passes

It's not too late to share the Y with a friend! Join us during the month of April and receive 3 FREE Guest Passes! (Must have not held an active Madison Area YMCA membership since 1/1/2020)

Share the Madison YMCA with a Friend

If you have not had a membership at the Madison Area YMCA since January 1, 2020 and you join between NOW through March 31, you receive three FREE guest passes. Share the Y with a friend today!

(Guest passes are valid for 60 days after issuing date)

The Madison Area YMCA offers Tips on How to Stay Heart Healthy

February is American Heart Month!

The following are a few tips on how to stay heart healthy:

GET MOVING! Staying physically active keeps the heart and blood vessels healthy. Join a Group Exercise class at the Family Center or catch a LIVE class on our Virtual Platform.

HEART-HEALTHY EATING. Makeover your family's favorite recipes by reducing the amount of salt and saturated fat and ...

Madison Area YMCA Fitness Classes are Virtual For Monday, Feb. 1

Fitness goes all-virtual tomorrow, February 1.

Here's the schedule for tomorrow, with the addition of CXWORX and BODYPUMP that are in-studio classes but are going virtual for the snow day.

Head to madisonareaymca.org/virtual-YMCA for the full schedule and class descriptions.

Seton Hall Requiring Vaccines for Fall Semester

May 15, 2021

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University is requiring all students and employees to be vaccinated for the fall 2021 semester. 

The school sent an email this week to the school community communicating the University's Executive Cabinet decision. 

“We know that reaching a high vaccination level in our University population is an important factor in achieving the ...

Lincoln of Wayne: Three Generations Build One of Nation's Top Car Dealerships

May 13, 2021

WAYNE, NJ -- General Manager of Lincoln of Wayne, Peter Spina, Jr., spoke with TAPintoTV about the dealership’s unique history being a third-generation, family-owned business.

Spina’s grandfather, Gaspar Spina, started selling cars in the 1950s and established the dealership in 1962.

“Back then, the industry was very different,” Spina explained. “He worked his ...

NJ Dentist and his Pit Bull Therapy Dog Give Back to Local Community

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- While Joseph DalBon, DMD, may be best known as a top-notch local dentist at the New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry, he is also the proud owner of a therapy dog. Dr. DalBon spoke with TAPintoTV about his Pit Bull puppy, Olivia, the services she provides to others in the community, and how he came to recognize her unique talents.

DalBon realized Olivia was ...

New Jersey Films, Filmmakers and Writers Nominated at the 93rd Academy Awards

LITTLE FALLS, NJ — On Sunday, April 25th 2021, the 93rd Academy Awards will be held in Los Angeles, CA, and there’s a New Jersey connection to several nominated films and filmmakers this year. TAPintoTV's Executive Producer, Brian Brodeur, was joined by David W. Schoner Jr., the Associate Director of the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission, at East Main Media ...

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Beverly Jean (Charlton) Weimar, of Ship Bottom, and Florham Park, New Jersey passed away on March ...
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Salon Stylist Finds New Direction During Shutdown

May 4, 2021

When Covid-19 closed down the hair salon at which she worked, Stylist Donna Sky had no idea what the future would hold for her. She knew, though, that she needed a change.  Long walks with nature and meditation led her to the decision that it was time for her to venture out on her own.

The result is her new business, the Lotus Hair Salon.  Donna’s business is part of the chain ...

Learn How To Cook From Anywhere With These Online Classes

Cooking can be fun at any age, and learning new skills exercises your mind, especially as you get older. Whether you’re just finding your way around the kitchen or you’re a seasoned home chef, online cooking classes are a wonderful way to spend your day! From free courses featuring various dishes to lessons led by celebrity chefs, there are vast opportunities to satisfy just about any ...

Fighting Fatigue: How To Sleep Better And Longer

Getting a good night’s sleep plays a vital role in your overall health. Sleeping recharges your body and brain to help prepare and energize you for each new day. On the other hand, sleep deprivation can cause a slew of problems, including memory issues and an increased risk for car accidents.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults aged 26-64 need seven to nine hours of sleep ...

Is Your A/C Summer-Ready? 12 Things to Check Before the First Heat Wave

Soaking in the summer sun is part of the fun of the season. But if you don’t have a cool home to retreat to, that heat can start to feel overbearing. Make sure your A/C (or swamp cooler!) can handle any heat wave this summer with these 12 tips, plus guidance on how to know when to call in the pros.

 

Before beginning preparation steps for either an air conditioner or swamp ...

4 Unique and Meaningful Ways to Decorate for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s time to think about decorations that will brighten up your home as well as show Mom that she’s a unique, valued person in your family. With a few simple touches, it’s easy to create meaningful decorations that highlight the things that she loves best. Here are four great ways to add some color and style to Mom’s favorite ...

The Best Natural Deodorants for the Toughest Workouts

Chances are, your wellness journey includes some heavy-hitting workouts, and a good deodorant is key to feeling confident after every session. Mainstream products can contain harmful ingredients that may actually be blocking some of your body’s natural processes as well as potentially causing health problems down the road. If you’re ready to switch to a more natural product but are ...

Understanding SPF for Healthy Summer Skin

As we head outside to take advantage of the warmer weather, skincare and sun safety should be top priorities. While the sun’s rays provide countless benefits, the ultraviolet (or UV) components of sunlight are damaging to our skin. A sunburn from overexposure isn’t just temporarily painful - the UV rays that cause a burn are doing long-term damage to your skin cells that’s ...

Bringing Spring Inside: Adding Pops of Color in Every Room

As the weather warms up, spring colors are arriving in home décor trends. Whether you’re inviting guests over in person or continuing your distanced Zoom calls, you’ll want to incorporate pops of spring color into every room of your house. Fortunately, adding color doesn’t have to break the bank, and you can easily experiment with the best way to invigorate your spaces ...

Celebrating Mother’s Day: 4 Ways to Make Mom Feel Special

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to tell the caregivers in your life how special they are. By highlighting Mom’s favorite things in your celebrations, you’ll be able to shine a light on everything unique about her. If you’re looking for interesting ways to host a Mother’s Day celebration for a group, big or small, here are four memorable events that will leave Mom ...