Madison Blood Drive - Urgent Need! Appointments encouraged

Urgent Need! Please make an appointment to give blood at Madison Area YMCA (111 Kings Road, Madison) on Monday, August 3rd between 10am-4pm. To make an appointment, you can visit http://tinyurl.com/donateblood... or text 732.616.8736. Appointments encouraged, Walk-ins welcome if social distancing can be maintained. Please help spread the word.

Contact Information
  1. Shauna Lynch
  2. 7326168736
  3. slynch@nybc.org
Mon, August 03
10:00 am — 4:00 pm
Add to My Calendar 08/03/2020 10:00am 08/03/2020 4:00pm America/New_York Madison Blood Drive - Urgent Need! Appointments encouraged

Urgent Need! Please make an appointment to give blood at Madison Area YMCA (111 Kings Road, Madison) on Monday, August 3rd between 10am-4pm. To make an appointment, you can visit http://tinyurl.com/donateblood... or text 732.616.8736. Appointments encouraged, Walk-ins welcome if social distancing can be maintained. Please help spread the word.

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Huge Sale at New Leaf Consignment

July 23, 2020

Go to NEW LEAF’s Profile and click on the  website. 25% OFF online everything except NEW ARRIVALS on Home Page. Shipped right to your doorstep!

NEW LEAF Consignment 16 Park Ave. Madison NJ

New Leaf Consignment is Open and Their Merchandise is Always Changing

Check out what's new at New Leaf Consignment! In business for over 25 years, they average 10–15 new consignors each month which means that there is new merchandise on a daily basis.

See what's new!  Lots of Judith Ripka sterling and gemstone earrings and bracelets. All well priced in the NEW LEAF way now 10% OFF. Various Prices - and priced to sell #judithripka

NEW LEAF ...

Celebrate Summer with this Freshii Deal

Celebrate Summer with Freshii. Order a a Meal Deal for Three and receive a FREE Freshii cooler bag!

Available in store only and while supplies last.

For more information or to see what's on the menu, visit https://order.freshii.com/us/en-us/morris-plains-rt-10?fbclid=IwAR2PZ5ukVJzUIy4xJAlQ5FVgqdnwXhGJnao24jpfwXtybgjcVjRUxF62PfU

August 5 COVID-19 Update; No New Cases in Madison; 7 Additional Deaths in Morris County

August 5, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - As of today, August 5, there continues to be no new positives in Madison, announced officials. The number of positive COVID-19 cases remain at 159.

Today the State of New Jersey is reporting 183,327 confirmed cases in New Jersey and 7,195 total positive test results in Morris County. There have been 13,989 deaths in the state, with 679 confirmed ...

August 4 COVID-19 Update; State Deaths Continue to Rise

NEW JERSEY- As of today, August 4, the State of New Jersey is reporting 182,970 confirmed cases in New Jersey and 7,167 total positive test results in Morris County. There have been 13,982 deaths in the state, with 679 confirmed deaths from Morris County.   Here are the cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August ...

August 3 COVID-19 Update; Madison Cases Rise by One

MADISON, NJ - As of today, August 3, there are 159 positive COVID-19 cases in Madison. That's an increase of one, said borough officials.

Today the State of New Jersey is reporting 182,614 confirmed cases in New Jersey and 7,167 total positive test results in Morris County. There have been 13,971 deaths in the state, with 679 confirmed deaths from Morris ...

What You Can Do Right NOW to Lose Extra Pounds due to Quarantine

With life disrupted in so many ways, it is likely that previous activity routines have been upended and stress has increased which can create the perfect storm for putting on extra pounds.  One reason we know that we need to keep our weight from getting too far out of control is that obesity is associated with serious complications in people who contract COVID-19.  Losing weight during ...

Easy Ways to Improve Your Heart Health Now

Hi everyone - How have you been doing taking care of yourselves?

It has surely been a few very stressful months.  I want to share some tips on how we can develop a stronger heart - literally and figuratively.  Some simple strategies you can start right now which will improve your heart health along with a link to some easy, healthy breakfast recipes are listed below.

Five Steps to Mastering Your Content Strategy as Part of Your Business Comeback

It's not enough during the summer of 2020 to prospect for new business in the usual kind of way.  In a post COVID world, marketing strategies need to be laser focused and executed precisely.  No one has any time to waste.

An exceptional content marketing strategy can be the difference between high performing success and tragic business results in 2020.  Why content ...

How to Handle the Loss of a Job

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic job loss has skyrocketed throughout the country. With countless industries being devastated by the pandemic, chances are you know someone that has lost their job or been furloughed. Maybe you even are that someone. Well, you’re not alone. But aside from applying for unemployment benefits, what else can you do to get your finances in order? Here ...

Madison's Downtown Concert Series Features Jumping the Gun; Friday Aug 7

August 6, 2020

MADISON, NJ -  Rock and soul rolls its way into Madison tonight, 6-8 p.m., for the next installment of the Downtown Concert Series featuring Jumping the Gun.

The  band will play for free on the lawn of the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts at 9 Main St.

All concert goers are invited to set up chairs and blankets on the lawn for a more comfortable listening ...

YMCA MiniQuest Campers Design Boats

Children in the MiniQuest Specialty Camps at the Madison Area YMCA conducted a science experiment using only aluminum foil to design and build boats. The challenge was to craft a boat that could float while holding five pennies and a few marbles. As an extra challenge, magnets were added for even more weight. The kids had so much fun building and modifying their boats to hold as much weight as ...

Dig it! Plant it! Eat it! In a Box- For Families

Join Macculloch Hall for a virtual, 30-minute presentation for families with children ages 4-8 years old on August 1 at 11:00 a.m.

How weather is more than what we see from our windows?
What was 1816's "year without a summer"?
Create with teaching artist, Lisa Madson.

Art and activity materials will be provided prior to program ...

Make A Splash with Outdoor Aquatics through the Madison Area YMCA

August 2, 2020

Ready to make a splash with outdoor aquatics at the Madison Area YMCA’s partner pools Florham Park Municipal Pool and Chatham Fish & Game Club? Lifeguards and health and safety officers are on duty throughout all of our aquatics offerings.

Outdoor lap swim reservations are available for Madison Area YMCA members on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7 a.m. at Chatham Fish & Game ...

Kirby Center Achieves Peace of Mind for Students and Parents

Each week, the teachers and staff at the F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA prepare a curriculum that promotes growth and development for children 0-5 years old. The classroom landscape encompasses enhanced health and safety guidelines while providing an enriching learning environment for all students.

Toddler student mom, Alexa Cali of Florham Park, loves the learning ...

Boating Safety Course at Lake Hopatcong

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 15-10 from Lake Hopatcong will be conducting a Boating Safety course at the Hopatcong Senior Center Gazebo (behind the Hopatcong Senior Center building) on Saturday, August 8th from 8AM to 5PM. 

The course fee is $65.00 per person and includes all materials, text book and exam. This course is required to obtain a Boating Safety Certificate to ...

President Trump Set to Arrive at Morristown Municipal Airport Thursday Evening

August 6, 2020

BEDMINSTER, NJ — President Donald Trump is coming back to Bedminster for the second time in three weeks.

According to the President's itinerary, he was set to arrive at Morristown Municipal Airport Thursday evening at around 9 p.m. after a day that was to include three separate stops in Ohio, including one at the Whirlpool Corp. manufacturing plant.

Trump was just in Bedminster ...

With $600-a-Week Benefit Gone, Millions Face Financial Peril

As Congress wrangles over possible extension, many jobless people face a fresh struggle to pay rent, buy food

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com.

Shaquaza Williams made ends meet with a lot of help from $600 a week in ...

Lucky is the August Dog of the Month

AUGUST Dog of the Month...LUCKY!!🍀

He might not have been so lucky in the past, but we all sure hope he will be lucky in the future! Lucky is an (almost) 5 year old Labrador Retriever/Cattle dog mix who is amazingly affectionate, eager to please and even housebroken. He bonds quickly with his owner and is protective of both his home and owner. He would make a great watchdog in a quiet ...

Today is World Head and Neck Cancer Day: Overcome the Stigma of HPV and Throat Cancer.

With the world’s attention focused on the development of a COVID-19 vaccine, we believe the time is also right to bring the public’s attention to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of expanding the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine’s use to include women and men aged 27 through 45 years.  The first HPV vaccine was approved in ...

Latest Advances in Cancer Care Presented at Atlantic Health System’s “2020 Oncology Symposium”

Cutting-edge advances in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer were brought to the forefront on June 27th during Atlantic Health System’s “2020 Annual Review in Oncology Virtual Symposium,” an event sponsored by Atlantic Health System Cancer Care and held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Attended by nearly 160 top oncology professionals, the half-day ...

Haunted Red Mill Postponed for 2020

August 6, 2020

After much deliberation the Haunted Red Mill Committee and Red Mill Museum Village Board of Trustees sadly must announce that the 2020 30th Anniversary Edition of the Haunted Red Mill will be postponed until 2021. This decision was made as we look to provide a safe environment for our Haunted Red Mill guests, and for all of our 75 plus volunteers and staff who work so hard to make the event so ...

Morristown St. Patrick's Day Parade Set For September Has Been Canceled

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The 2020 St. Patrick's Day Parade was canceled in March due to the pandemic but organizers were hopeful that the parade could and would be rescheduled for September. 

The rescheduled parade was slated for September 19, however, that too has now been canceled. 

Last week the Trustees of the Morris County St. Patrick's Day Parade met and decided to cancel ...

3 Morristown Restaurants Have Announced Closures

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Three Morristown restaurants have announced they will be shutting down for good due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Morristown Pancake House, Nunzios Dolce Vita and La Campagna have announced they will also be closing. All three cited the pandemic when letting customers know their plans.

In a Facebook page, Nunzios said "to all our loyal followers, guests and ...

Some New Jersey Residents Likely to Be Without Power through Weekend

August 5, 2020

TRENTON, NJ — State officials say some New Jersey residents might not get their power restored until the end of the weekend as utility companies scrambled to restore outages on a scale not seen since Superstorm Sandy.

Tropical Storm Isaias careened across the state on August 4 with soaking rains and wind gusts nearing 75 mph. It toppled trees, knocked down poles, snapped lines and ...

Union Catholic Track Legend Stars in Gatorade TV Sports Shown on ESPN, Elsewhere

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — If you thought you saw a familiar local face in Gatorade TV ads during the Red Sox-Yankees game on ESPN last night, you were right. Former Union Catholic track star and 2016 Olympic hurdler Sydney McLaughlin is featured in a current series of Gatorade ads entitled, "Ready to Play Anything," that celebrate the return of sports.

In the last few ...

Support Available Following Death of Local Teen Struck by NJ Transit Train in Long Hill

NEW PROVIDENCE,, NJ -- A 17-year-old girl from New Providence was struck and killed by a Gladstone Branch NJ Transit train on Monday afternoon.

The teen’s name has not been released, but New Providence residents with knowledge of the situation have confirmed the death of the rising senior at New Providence High School.

Since her death, administrators of both New Providence and ...

The Source by James Michener

Retro Review

The Source by James Michener, 1965. 

 

It is nearly impossible to describe the scope of The Source, a remarkable historical novel by James Michener. Nearly 1000 pages long, the rich details about the evolution of humanity, from the days of the cave dwellings till the modern era, Michener regales us with details of the many civilizations that have dwelled in the ...

Book Recommendations from the Madison Library

Reading Recommendations

Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter (available on Hoopla and CloudLibrary)- A small Georgia town erupts in panic when a young college professor is found brutally mutilated in the local diner. But it's only when town pediatrician and coroner Sara Linton does the autopsy that the full extent of the killer's twisted work becomes clear. Sara's ex-husband, police ...

Virtual Hand Sewing Workshop Presented by the Madison Library

The Madison Public Library is hosting a virtual sewing workshop with Sew It! on May 19th at 3:30 PM. Miss Ellen will demonstrate several types of stitches that can be used to personalize or mend your wardrobe using supplies that are likely already in your home.

Can’t make the live session? Register and you will have access to the instructional video after the class has been held. You ...

Classic Car Show at Fanwood Train Station on Sunday Will Also Collect Food for Local Pantries

August 2, 2020

FANWOOD, NJ -- Fabio’s Bistro has organized a classic car show to support the food pantries at St. Bartholomew Church and Immaculate Heart of Mary Church on Sunday, August 2, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Fanwood train station (South Ave.)

 

St. Bartholomew and  Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) parishes in Scotch Plains have experienced a dramatic increase in ...

Newark Airport’s Terminal One Will Open in 2021 as Air Travel Moves Toward Uncertain Future

NEWARK, NJ — As an embattled travel and transportation industry confronts steep revenue fallout due to COVID-19, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is approaching a major construction milestone.

The $2.7 billion state-of-the-art Terminal One project at Newark Liberty International Airport will reach 60% completion this fall and open to travelers in late 2021, according to ...

LBI Lifeguards in Surf City and Harvey Cedars Test Positive for Covid-19

LONG BEACH ISLAND — WHYY reported on Friday that approximately two dozen lifeguards on Long Beach Island have recently tested positive for COVID-19. They received their information from Long Beach Island Health Department officials.  

Daniel J. Krupinski, from the department reported that 11 Harvey Cedars and 12 Surf City lifeguards tested positive.

“The ...

Libby’s Lunch: Foodies Flock From Near and Far for One Last Bite

August 1, 2020

PATERSON, NJ — Some 30 cars filled to capacity the two parking lots that surround Libby’s Lunch on McBride Avenue.

Word was out Monday evening that Libby’s Lunch — a restaurant long known for its chili dogs — would be closed permanently by the end of the week. Customers had come for one last chance to say goodbye to Libby’s.

“The food is what makes ...

Zappa Trust Vaultmeister Joe Travers Speaks about Latest Releases from Vast Frank Zappa Archive

August 5, 2020

LOS ANGELES, CA -- TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer Brian Brodeur recently spoke with Joe Travers, accomplished drummer and longtime archivist for the Zappa Trust, about his experiences maintaining Frank Zappa’s vast collection of recordings and the latest releases from the Zappa archive. 

Travers, who attended Berklee College of Music and has toured with acts like Duran ...

A HERO IN THE MAKING: The Mild-Mannered Man with Autism Behind One of PBS’s Newest Superheroes

August 6, 2020

PBS premiered a new multiplatform animated PBS KIDS series, co-produced by Twin Cities PBS and Portfolio Entertainment, titled “Hero Elementary” on June 1, 2020.  The school’s students are a diverse cadre who are super – literally.  Because they’re still kids, however, their powers and other aspects of growing up are still a ...

30 Minutes in the East Camden Garden Augustine Cordero Has Spent Years Cultivating 

CAMDEN, NJ — A four-day streak of nonstop sun, racking up 100 degrees Monday, led to what Augustine Cordero, 94, was holding in his hand right now. 

Half of a green pepper — the appropriate color up top but a moldering brown where he held with his palm. Flakes of dried pepper whisked away by a sudden, and rare, gust of wind. 

“Only a couple look like this,” ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No Justice, No Peace: Why Passing The Justice in Policing Act is So Crucial

July 30, 2020

This country desperately needs to eradicate our epidemic of police violence and its destructive impact on black communities. 

Solving the problem of police violence will take more than enacting evidence-based policies. It will require the country to confront its long history of systemic racism, white supremacy, gun culture, and police militarization.

Police violence disproportionately ...

Former Recall Murphy Organizer Files Massive FEC Complaint against Hirsh Singh for Misappropriating and Defrauding Republican Voters

August 6, 2020

For immediate release

Hackensack, NJ - Draining the swamp means the entire swamp. Today Monica Brinson, former Co-Founder of the Recall Murphy Petition, filed a massive FEC complaint against Hirsh Singh, Singh for Senate and Shore News Network. Brinson said, "I find it shameful, disgusting and quite frankly embarrassing that Hirsh Singh ran what appears to be an illegal campaign for U.S.

NJ Human Services Announces $38.5 Million in Additional Food Assistance

Many NJ SNAP Recipients Will Receive Enhanced Benefits;

August Payments Will Bring Supplemental Food Assistance Payments to $219M Since March

(TRENTON) – Many New Jerseyans who receive food assistance through the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) will receive additional benefits in August to help address critical food needs related to the COVID-19 ...

Rosemary Becchi Calls for Mikie Sherrill to Demand an Independent Investigation of Veterans Hospital Negligence

PARSIPPANY, NJ:  As a result of a series of meetings with veterans and VFW leadership in New Jersey, Rosemary Becchi, a candidate for the 11th   Congressional District in New Jersey is elevating a call from the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Department of New Jersey for an independent investigation of the coronavirus response in all veterans nursing homes in the state of New ...

Forty Percent of Readers Buy from TAPinto Advertisers, Survey Finds

TAPinto readers are civically engaged, read TAPinto frequently, and buy products or use services from TAPinto advertisers, the 2020 TAPinto Reader Survey found.  More than 4,000 readers took the survey, which took place in June.

The survey found:

Additional findings:

●     37% of readers view a business more favorably if they advertise on ...