Introduction to Memoir Writing

Memoir Writing 101
Ready to write that memoir you’ve been thinking about? Or, are you in the process of writing a memoir? Join Creative License Publishing as they share the critical elements that make any memoir a “must read.”  Learn why some memoirs capture and keep a reader’s interest and why others do not. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to make your memoir the best it can be.

And you might also want to join us for Memoir Writing Workshop on April 8 at 7p.m.

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  1. Margie Ticknor
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  3. reference@madison.mainlib.org
Tue, March 10
7:00 pm — 8:00 pm
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Memoir Writing 101
Ready to write that memoir you’ve been thinking about? Or, are you in the process of writing a memoir? Join Creative License Publishing as they share the critical elements that make any memoir a “must read.” Learn why some memoirs capture and keep a reader’s interest and why others do not. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to make your ...

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Rocco's is Providing Do it Yourself Pizza Kits for Home

March 20, 2020

MADISON, NJ - Roccos's is providing families with a way to entertain the kids while everyone is cooped up inside the house.

You can now order a do-it-yourself pizza making kit to take home and eat.  You can have fun and eat well while making your own personal pies at home.

The price for this is $10.00 per pie and it comes with one free topping.

You can order ...

New Deals at New Leaf Consignment

New month, new clothes! Check out what's new at New Leaf Consignment. Enjoy the ultimate retail therapy experience while saving thousands of dollars on designer labels. #styledbystef appointment only, Free at NEW LEAF.www.newleafconsignment.com

The merchandise is always changing but here are some new items:

Lovely Salvatore Ferragamo Sophia Bag in As Is condition for ...

Cases of Positive COVID-19 Cases Increase in Madison; 18 Cases Reported

March 29, 2020

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -  The number of COVID-19 cases in Madison continue to climb. Borough officials are reporting 18  positive cases of COVID-19 in Madison.

There are 13,386 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey; 566 of them are in Morris County and 161 deaths. There were 19,386 negative test results, as reported to the state by the state lab. 

Here are ...

Positive Cases of Coronavirus Climb to 17 in Madison

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -  The Borough of Madison is reporting 17 positive Coronavirus cases in town as of Saturday March 28.  There are 11,124 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey; 442 of them are in Morris County and 140 deaths. There were 19,386 negative test results, as reported to the state by the state lab. 

Here are the  most recent numbers by town (as of ...

Morris County COVID-19 Patient Testing Opens on Monday at CCM

RANDOLPH, NJ- A COVID-19 drive-thru testing center is opening Monday at the County College of Morris, announced officials. 

The drive-thru center, in coordination with The County of Morris County and Atlantic Health System, will open on Monday, March 30. Registration will begin on Sunday at 10 a.m.

Residents must show up in a vehicle, have an appointment, and a prescription ...

Madison Coronavirus Cases Uptick to 15

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -  The Borough of Madison is reporting 15 positive Coronavirus cases in town as of Friday March 27. There were 16,547 negative test results, as reported to the state by the state lab.

Here are the  most recent numbers by town (as of 3/27)

Morristown 28; 1 death

Morris Township: 36

Morris Plains 1

Madison 15

East Hanover 2

Florham Park 1

Chatham ...

Boost Your Immune System With Good Food

Hi there. This is a weird time for the world. We all feel it. I am a local small-business owner who has dedicated the last two decades to help people on their journey of feeling better than they did yesterday through exercise and healthy nutrition ideas.  I want to help where I can, so if you have suggestions regarding topics you would like to hear about, please email me at ...

Hey Madison Kids - Check This Falcon Cam Out

March 29, 2020

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Parents in search of at-home educational activities for their children are invited to view the Union County Falcon Cam, an online livestream of the peregrine falcon nest located on the roof of the County Courthouse in midtown Elizabeth. The livestream is available free of charge on the County website, at ucnj.org/falcon.

“As a parent, I know it is difficult to keep ...

Madison Elementary Students Invited to Bramnick's to Facebook Live Class on Government

BRAMNICK TO HOST FACEBOOK LIVE CLASS ON GOVERNMENT FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS

WESTFIELD, N.J. – Republican Assembly Leader Jon Bramnick will visit virtually with Garden State students Friday via Facebook Live to teach about state government.

“This will provide parents a break and give young people a good opportunity to learn about their state government,” said Bramnick ...

Take a Virtual Tour of the Indoor Orchid Show; Today at Noon

MORRISTOWN, NJ - It's gloomy outside, but check out the beautiful, vibrant colors of the indoor Orchid Show today, Wednesday March 25 at 12noon.

Flower lovers are invited to a virtual Orchid Show Tour Watch Party through the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. 

Tune in for a Facebook Watch Party on Wednesday, March 25, 12 p.m. EDT, with a video tour of the exhibition featuring ...

Morris County Freeholders Holds Board Meeting Via Phone; Residents Invited to Listen

March 25, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris County Board of Freeholders will "meet" on a call instead of in person due to the public health issues arising form the coronavirus situation, announced the freeholders.

The "meeting" will take place on Wednesday, March 25, at 7 p.m., and will handle county government business remotely, via a conference call.County residents are invited to ...

Madison-Chatham Area FLAG Coordinates Effort To Help Local Seniors

MADISON, NJ - The Front Line Appreciation Group (FLAG) of Madison-Chatham is organizing a coalition to help the senior community who are the most vulnerable. The group, in coordination with the Madison Community House is reaching out to seniors by phone, email and door-to-door.

Are you a senior that needs help shopping for food? Do you know a senior that might need assistance? 

Send an ...

Madison Library is Physically Closed but Open for Digital Business

The Madison Public Library is committed to our mission statement during this difficult time.  Our doors are closed but we still want to serve our community.  We would like to highlight our digital collections and answer any questions our patrons may have.  We are also happy to make recommendations. These resources are the same as our physical collections, all you need is a library ...

Morristown's Seeing Eye Names Puppy After Governor Murphy

March 28, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Governor Phil announced that the Seeing Eye, located in Morristown has named one of their puppies after him. 

A cute black puppy has been named "Phil" after the governor.

"These are ruff times, but here's something that made me smile today", Murphy tweeted. "I was so proud to sign legislation earlier this year designating Seeing Eye dogs as ...

Looking for Something to Do Today with the Kids? Why Not Write a Letter, Draw a Picture For The Sick, Elderly

MADISON, NJ - CareOne is asking residents, young and old, to write handwritten notes to their residents. 

"Our patients and residents miss seeing everyone who came to visit them and have asked us to reach out to you! They are asking for you all to send in hand written notes of love and support", wrote facility employees.

Send all your wonderful letters and drawings to the ...

Favorite Madison Sports Memory? A Madison Reader Responds

MADISON, NJ - Do you have a favorite Madison sports memory? Share yours with us!

 One reader said hers was - The Madison Girls Basketball Team winning the Division Championship

Do you have a favorite sports memory? T Email them to us at madisoneditor@tapinto.net and add to our "Favorite Sports Moments" Photo Album that will be out this week

Y Ninja Fit—It’s a Hit!

Friday afternoons at 4:30 p.m. are a blast for 13 boys enrolled in Y Ninja Fit for Teens at the Madison Area YMCA. The Gymnastics Center is abuzz with the boys running, climbing and jumping over and under obstacles. (Where are you, girls? This is open to you too!)

Teens experience the best of both worlds in this one-hour combination class of obstacle course training and fitness training. The ...

New Jersey’s Only Site for Study of Waldenstrӧm Macroglobulinemia (a Rare Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma) Open at Morristown Medical Center

Charles Farber, MD, PhD, hematologist/oncologist at Atlantic Hematology Oncology, located at Morristown Medical Center’s Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, and medical director of Oncology Research Network Development for Atlantic Health System, is leading a new study that will allow patients with a rare type of blood-cell cancer to get access to a new treatment now in use for another type of ...

A National Cancer Institute Study for HPV-related Head and Neck Cancer Opens at Atlantic Health System

Missak Haigentz, Jr., MD, chief of hematology and oncology at Morristown Medical Center’s Carol G. Simon Cancer Center and medical director of Hematology and Oncology for Atlantic Health System, is leading a new study that will allow eligible head and neck cancer patients to get access to a type of immunotherapy (nivolumab, or Opdivo®) that is currently approved for treating a number of ...

The Show Must Go On: Chatham High Students Perform 'Godspell' on Postponed Opening Night

March 28, 2020

CHATHAM, NJ - The Coronavirus pandemic postponed Chatham High's Opening Night performance of "Godspell" on Friday night, but the show still went on in the digital world.

Chatham High released a montage of rehearsal clips of the show to whet the appetite for the to-be-rescheduled opening night.

The video below includes Dylan Salinger performing "Prepare Ye"; ...

Roxbury Classroom Trout Released Prior to School Closure

ROXBURY,  NJ - Each year students at Lincoln/Roosevelt School in Succasunna take part in the Trout in the Classroom (TIC) project sponsored by the state Division of Fish and Wildlife and Trout Unlimited. TIC is a science-based program that teaches children the importance of coldwater conservation through a hands-on approach to learning.

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 ...

Nonna's is Temporarily Closing its Doors

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - It's a sad day for italian food lovers as Nonna's Italian restaurant has temporarily closed its doors.  They released the following statement today on Facebook:

To Our Loyal Customers and friends,

The outpouring and overwhelming support during the past few weeks has been beyond astounding and we at Nonna's Restaurant are extremely grateful.However, the ...

Ewing Man Cited for Hosting 47 People at "Corona Party"

March 29, 2020

EWING, NJ -- A 54-year-old Ewing Township man faces multiples citations after hosting a "Corona Party" Friday evening in violation of the State's temporary ban on gatherings during the on-going COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic announced Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri.    He and Ewing Police Chief John P. Stemler III reported the man was issued two ...

New Field Hospital to Open at New Jersey Convention Center in Edison as Cases Rise

TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy updated the latest presumptive positive cases of novel coronavirus as reported during his press conference with officials on Friday afternoon.

State Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli reported there were 1,982 new cases with 27 new deaths. Statewide, there are 8,825 positive cases and 108 deaths in total ...

To Combat Coronavirus Jersey Expands Free Showers for 'Those Who Have The Least'

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Mayor Steven M. Fulop and health officials announced Wednesday that the city is increasing humanitarian efforts during the Coronavirus pandemic by expanding lifesaving services for the homeless - including the reopening of free public showers, supplying meals and personal hygiene kits to support them, and assisting the county to secure temporary housing for the ...

The Good Neighbor

The Good Neighbor by Cathryn Grant (Inkubator Books, 2020)

 Recently I was at a doctor’s appointment and my physician asked if I had read anything good lately. Then she offered a tip to read The Good Neighbor by Cathryn Grant. 

The Good Neighbor starts off with an intriguing Prologue. In fact, the first line of the novel reads, “There was so much blood. It wasn’t ...

100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

2020 marks the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guaranteed women the right to vote.  Attorney Sharon M. Hallanan, an active member of the New Jersey State Bar Foundation’s Speaker’s Bureau, will present a program on voting rights and the struggle for women to obtain the right to vote.  New Jersey’s own Alice Paul, who was ...

Pollinator Garden: Seed Starting Workshop

MADISON, NJ - The Madison Public Library is hosting a workshop titled Pollinator Garden: Seed Starting Workshop on Saturday, January 11 at 1p.m.

Our colorful home gardens are sleeping through the winter right now. But we can dream about the beauty that will bloom when the seasons change! January is the perfect time to start seeds for a pollinator garden.

Learn why pollinators (and ...

Asbury Park, Seaside Heights Close Beaches and Boardwalks

March 29, 2020

ASBURY PARK/SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - John Moor, the Mayor of Asbury Park has closed the boardwalk due to concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19 infection.  There will still be several points of open access to the beach, but the boardwalk will not be open for walking or congregating.  Earlier this week, Dr. Anthony Vaz, the Mayor of Seaside Heights, closed the ocean and bay beaches ...

Amur Leopard Born at Turtle Back Zoo

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A female Amur leopard cub was born on Friday, March 13, at Essex County's Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange. The cub, named Nadya, has great significance because the Amur leopard species is classified as critically endangered.

“During these difficult times, it’s nice to share some good news. We welcome newborn cub Nadya to our zoo family and ...

Zimmerli Joins Museums Nationwide In Offering Virtual Tours

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Responding to coronavirus quarantines nationwide, many museums are turning to technology to fill the void. The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers-New Brunswick is taking it a step further with online demonstrations to help keep children and adults productive during this period of uncertainty.

Google Arts and Culture has partnered with more than 2,500 museums and galleries ...

New Jersey Date Night: Cuddle Up with Dinner & a Movie

March 28, 2020

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Hunkering down home-side is the rule of the day. And while chez living room is getting a little repetitive, jazzing up a stay-at-home rendez vous is definitely possible; it just takes a little creativity and a little help from the resources at hand.  Luckily, many New Jersey restaurants and shops are ...

TAPinto Provides Platform for Local Businesses to Communicate to Customers and Community During Pandemic

March 29, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Michael Shapiro, CEO & Publisher of TAPinto.net, spoke with Brian Brodeur of East Main Media, about ways local businesses can continue to communicate with both customers and the community during the coronavirus crisis. 

In this segment taken from TAPintoTV’s weekly Sunday morning show on News 12+, Shapiro spoke with Brodeur via video conference from his home ...

The CARES Act and What It Means for NJ Small Businesses

March 28, 2020

The $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic stimulus bill is providing a lifeline for small businesses in New Jersey and across the country in states that have been hit hard by the epidemic.

The cornerstone of the legislation for business owners is a bold a $349 billion lending program for companies that are currently struggling to make payroll and pay other bills. It also provides increased ...

How You Can Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus

If you’re a parent (or a grandparent, aunt or uncle, or godparent), chances are that what scares you most about the coronavirus is the impact the epidemic could have on the kids you love.

With news of the virus’ widespread effects constantly unfolding, it’s easy to conjure up endless scenarios, each ending with harmful, even tragic, consequences for the kids in your ...

Letter to the Editor: Community Needs Bolder Action On Budget

March 26, 2020

Editor,

On Monday night (March 30) the borough council will be voting on the introduction of its annual budgets, with a public hearing and final vote scheduled for April 27. In my experience, very little changes once the council takes its first vote so public feedback prior to that vote is paramount.

Right now we know that the community is facing an economic hardship unlike anything most of ...

Lincoln 1st Bank Makes Montville Their HQ Home

March 27, 2020

March 16, 2020 … Lincoln 1st Bank has selected Montville Township as its official headquarters and geographic hub to strategically increase the bank’s Northern New Jersey footprint.

The newly renovated 15,000-square-foot facility is located at 19 Chapin Road, Building D, Suite 1, Pine Brook, NJ 07058. The office houses the bank’s executive management team, deposit and loan ...

Bramnick to host Facebook Live class on government for elementary students

BRAMNICK TO HOST FACEBOOK LIVE CLASS ON GOVERNMENT FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS

WESTFIELD, N.J. – Republican Assembly Leader Jon Bramnick will visit virtually with Garden State students Friday via Facebook Live to teach about state government.

“This will provide parents a break and give young people a good opportunity to learn about their state government,” said Bramnick ...

NJ Congressmen and Congresswomen Seek Cost of Living Adjustment to Stimulus Package for NJ Residents

WASHINGTON - On Monday, March 23, 2020, U.S. Representatives Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) and Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) led a bipartisan group of New Jersey’s Congressional delegation to urge Congressional leadership to make regional cost-of-living adjustments to potential stimulus funds to Americans and businesses. This will ensure that residents in higher cost states are not erroneously ...

As businesses struggle amid COVID-19, Bergen calls for more state help

TRENTON, N.J. – As the economic fallout from a state emergency over the coronavirus outbreak could last much longer than the health consequences, Assemblyman Brian Bergen wants lawmakers to act now to help families maintain their income and keep the state’s businesses afloat.

“If we don’t help businesses stay afloat, job losses will proliferate,” said Bergen ...