Renaissance Church Online Service

Join us for online church services (live on Sundays at 9 or 11 am, or later at renchurch.com/online). We want to provide hope by turning to God for encouragement and comfort. All are welcome!

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Sun, June 28
9:00 am — 6:00 pm
Add to My Calendar 06/28/2020 9:00am 06/28/2020 6:00pm America/New_York Renaissance Church Online Service

Join us for online church services (live on Sundays at 9 or 11 am, or later at renchurch.com/online). We want to provide hope by turning to God for encouragement and comfort. All are welcome!

2 Kent Place Blvd Summit, NJ 07901

Renaissance Church

2 Kent Place Blvd
Summit, NJ 07901

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July 2, 2020

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Take advantage of Freshii Meal Deals with easy and delicious choices everyone will love!

You can enjoy at home or take advantage of their outdoor dining!

Platters and Boards from That Charcuterie Chick

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July 8 COVID-19 Update; Madison Cases Increase to 152

July 8, 2020

MADISON, NJ - The positive cases of COVID-19 have climbed to 152, said officials. 

Today the State of New Jersey is reporting 174,039 confirmed cases in New Jersey and 6,854 total positive test results in Morris County. There have been 13,476 deaths in the state, with 663 confirmed deaths from Morris County.   Here are the cumulative COVID-19 cases ...

July 7 COVID-19 Update; 7 New Positives in Morris County; No New Deaths

NEW JERSEY - Today the State of New Jersey is reporting 173,878 confirmed cases in New Jersey and 6,830 total positive test results in Morris County. There have been 13,425 deaths in the state, with 659 confirmed deaths from Morris County.   Here are the cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July ...

3 More States Have Been Added to NJ's Travel Quarantine Advisory

TRENTON, NJ — Travelers making their way back to the Garden State from over a dozen states have been advised to self-quarantine for a minimum of 14 days due to the rise of COVID-19 cases — a list that as of Tuesday also includes Delaware, Kansas and Oklahoma. 

Gov. Phil Murphy and State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli warned Monday of pocketed outbreaks ...

Milestones

Darcy Schulz

May 7, 2020

Which Bridgewater-Raritan schools (public or private) did your child attend, prior to Bridgewater-Raritan High School? 
Milltown, Eisenhower, BRMS, BRHS
 
What sports of after school programs is your child involved with at Bridgewater-Raritan High School? 
cross country, winter and spring track. 
What are your child’s plans after graduation? (Answer ...

10 Week Quest for Transformation

10 WEEK QUEST FOR TRANSFORMATION: 

10 Weeks Left of Summer - What are you going to do with your time?

 

Start doing these 3 things to make a difference in your life right now!

 

~ Structure daily exercise.  A regular training/workout schedule will give the rest of your life structure.  When you know you have a walk/run, bike ride, yoga session, strength ...

How You Can Get Help Getting Healthy

What’s the Best Way to Get Healthy? Quick Quiz

Are you doing all you can to be fit and strong? Take this quiz and find out.

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[ ] You keep “meaning to” get around to working out, but you ...

Morristown's Macculloch Hall Offers LImited Gallery Tours

July 9, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Beginning Monday, July 13, Macculloch Hall Historical Museum will be open by appointment for tours of the galleries for groups of 5 or less.

Visitors are invited to immerse themselves in the work of Thomas Nast in Columbia: Thomas Nast Illustrates the Moral Conscience of the United States. The museum is located  at 45 Macculloch Avenue in Morristown

The ...

Madison's Museum of Early Trades & Crafts Offering Virtual Storytime Today; Monday July 6

MADISON, NJ - The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts will be offering a Virtual Story Time today, Monday July 6 at 2pm.

Tune in to hear Communications Coordinator, Jenny read "The Cat and the Mouse"

Click here to tune in https://www.facebook.com/METCnj

 

Read More: Madison's Hartley Dodge Building Reopens With Guidelines

Read More: Murphy Extends ...

Celebrate America's Birthday with Virtual Reading of Declaration of Independence

MORRISTOWN, NJ - There will be a virtual reading of Jefferson's timeless Declaration of Independence at 1:00pm today on the Morristown National Historical Park's FACEBOOK page.

Join the Morristown National Historical Park's long-standing annual tradition as they celebrate the 4th of July, Morris County-style.

"While we unfortunately won't be on the Morristown ...

Leverage Your Team to Emerge Even Stronger Than Before!

We’ve all been through an unprecedented experience that has forced us into working in ways we could not have even imagined just a short time ago. No doubt It has taken a toll. It has also opened up the possibility to emerge stronger than before.

How do we do that while we are still in the crux of all this uncertainty? Working from home, economic challenges, new customer behaviors, social ...

Madison Area YMCA is Hosting a Drop-off Food Drive to Support Food Pantry

July 8, 2020

The Madison Area YMCA is hosting a Drop-off Food Drive, Monday, July 6 through Friday, July 10 to help support the First Baptist Church of Madison's Food Pantry. Due to rising levels of food insecurity, food banks are struggling to restock their pantries, so the YMCA is pitching in to help to feed our community.

Community members can drop off non-perishable items at our Family ...

Madison Public Library Opening by Appointment Only

MADISON, NJ - The Madison Public Library will be opening by appointment only on July 7th.  The library will be open for browsing appointments and for computer use appointments.

While they are open for appointments,  patrons are encouraged to use their contactless pickup service.  The library will still be operating on limited hours of opeation: Tuesday/Wednesday 12-8, ...

The HOPE ONE Van Will Be on the Morristown Green Today; July 6

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The HOPE ONE van will be stationed on the Morristown Green today, July 6 , from 9am - 2pm. The  HOPE One vehicle, which previously was used in police tactical operations is now a mobile recovery access vehicle.

The vehicle, which  has trained staff on site, provides individuals with information about rehab, detox services, mental health services, ...

Madison Area YMCA Quest Camps Welcome Campers 7/6; Focus on Safety

July 5, 2020

Summer is here! At the Madison Area YMCA, we want to give kids an opportunity to enjoy a fun and safe summer as our day camps open on July 6. After spending so much time at home and missing the social interaction from school, kids need camp this summer more than ever.

“This summer is going to look a little different, but we are so excited to bring the magical experience of Quest Camps to ...

After Clashing with Protesters, Allegedly Making Nazi Salute, Mountainside Medical Center Recruiter Relieved of Her Duties

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A woman has been relieved of her duties from working at Mountainside Medical Center after videos surfaced of her yelling at Black Lives Matter protesters at a counter-protest in Nutley.

Twitter users reported that Valerie Pastore, of Nutley, NJ was seen at an anti-Black Lives Matter protest on June 26 screaming at protesters and allegedly making the Nazi salute.

The very ...

In East Hanover, People Showed Up to Save Columbus

EAST HANOVER, NJ - Since 1996 a statue of Christoper Columbus has stood proudly on Ridgedale Avenue in East Hanover.

Yesterday, June 30th at 4:30 pm there were rumors of a protest taking pace to take down the statue. The protest never materialized. What did materialize though were over 100 people gathering at 4 pm to support the statue.

The rumored protest to take down the ...

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 ...

5 Key Areas of Cancer Research Presented by Thought Leaders at Annual Review in Oncology Virtual Symposium

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care will continue its tradition of world-class medical education with its 2020 Annual Review in Oncology Virtual Symposium.  The symposium, held virtually this year with free registration, will take place Saturday, June 27, 2020, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET.  Distinguished faculty from some of the Northeast’s leading cancer centers will summarize ...

Fight Against Lake Hopatcong Algae Blooms Continues with 'Biochar' Bags

July 9, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ – Several Lake Hopatcong inlets are the sites for an experiment that could help control harmful algal blooms (HABs), the green bacterial growths that shut down the lake last summer.

Workers from Princeton Hydro installed, at four places, tethered flotation bags containing “Biochar,” a material that might help remove dissolved phosphorous from ...

Chatham Celebrates Independence Day and the Ingenuity of 12-Year-Old Chatham Resident with Parade Honoring First Responders

CHATHAM, NJ - There was a sign along the "alternate route" Fourth of July Parade in Chatham on Saturday that said: "Emma Zapata for President".

The sign underscored the popularity of the idea penned by the 12-year-old Chatham resident, who revived the annual Independence Day celebration with her letter to the mayor. As a result, Chatham residents emerged from their homes to ...

Congresswoman Sherrill Announces 2020 Service Academy Appointees from NJ-11

Washington, DC – Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) announced today that 23 students from New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District were appointed and accepted offers to the U.S. service academies. Rep. Sherrill hosted a virtual reception last week to honor the students who will be attending the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S.

Middlesex County College Moving Fall Classes Online, New Brunswick Center Will Be Closed

July 10, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Most of Middlesex County College’s fall classes will be offered remotely, and its New Brunswick Center will not host any in-person classes.

President Mark McCormick said that about 90% of classes at the Edison-based college will be offered online in an attempt to mitigate the risks of exposure to COVID-19, according to press release.

Many of the courses will ...

Rutgers, Named for a Slave Owner, Will Keep its Name, Says University's First Black President

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Even in this era where statues of explorers are being dismantled, schools named after presidents are being rebranded and sports teams are replacing racially insensitive nicknames, don't expect Rutgers to change its name.

The subject was raised to new university president Jonathan Holloway at a news conference on Monday at Winants Hall - the very building Rutgers' ...

Rutgers President Holloway Addresses Whether There Will Be a Football Season

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Jonathan Holloway answered questions about a pandemic, a multimillion dollar budget shortfall and more during his first news conference as Rutgers president.

The news conference, however, ended on a lighter note.

“If there is no football season,” one reporter asked Holloway, “will you be going to your peers at Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio State and ...

The Ancestor by Danielle Trussoni

The Ancestor by Danielle Trussoni (William Morris/Harper Collins, 2020)

In writing a contemporary novel in the Gothic tradition, it is impossible not to compare aspects of great Gothic novels that have come before. The excellent, new book, The Ancestor, by Danielle Trussoni fits the description of a Neo-Gothic. However, drawing comparisons between previously written novels is half the fun ...

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 ...

Day Trip: Walkway Over the Hudson

July 4, 2020

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY — Looking for a break from quarantine? Consider a trip to Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park that includes a steel cantilever bridge 212 feet over the Hudson River. Those walking, running or biking the 1.28 miles — one way — can see the Catskills to the north, and the Hudson Highlands to the south. Those looking for a few more miles can continue on the ...

Macy's to Launch Unannounced Fireworks Across NYC Starting Monday

HOBOKEN - Guessing they didn't get the memo...

Macy's, the New York City-based retail giant, have announced that they will be launching spontaneous fireworks displays across the City starting Monday, and continuing all week long leading up to the mega display on Saturday, July 4.

"From Monday, June 29 through Saturday, July 4, Macy’s Fireworks displays will launch ...

‘Let New Jersey Eat Again’ Empanada Extravaganza Food Truck Festival at Garden State Plaza July 12

PARAMUS, N.J. — For a local promotion company specializing in the organization of some of the most exciting festivals the Garden State has to offer, the start of summer solstice and the muy caliente weather that accompanies it calls for an Empanada Extravaganza!

On Sunday, July 12, MegaBite Events will host the daylong food truck festival in the parking lot of Westfield Garden State ...

Lawmaker Says NJ Should Pick up Restaurants’ Tab After Nixing Indoor Dining

July 6, 2020

NEW JERSEY — The owner of Sweet Waters Steakhouse in Westfield stocked up for the restart of indoor dining in advance of the July Fourth weekend. That was before Gov. Phil Murphy announced the cancelation of inside dining two days before its anticipated comeback originally slated for July 2.

Frank DiLollo purchased meat and fish, among other foods, for diners ...

NJ Accountant and Tax Coach Explains How Strategic Planning Can Save Businesses Money

July 9, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- TAPintoTV Executive Producer Brian Brodeur spoke with Ethan Hundley, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Tax Coach (CTC) about his firm and how he can help clients proactively structure their taxes to save money.  Brodeur and Hundley spoke via video conference from East Main Media’s studio, which has been reconfigured to accommodate ...

Declaration of Independence – What is it?

July 4, 2020

The definition of a free country is where the government does not control what people say or do for political reasons and where people can express their opinions without punishment. The transition from a totalitarian state to a free country will be long and slow.

In a 2017 report Freedom House said that of the 195 countries assessed, 87 (45%) were rated Free, 59 (30%) Partly Free, ...

Guest Column: Let's Talk About It: Fighting Racism by Listening, Believing and Learning

Let's Talk About It: Fighting Racism by Listening, Believing and Learning | A Perspective 

-By Guest Columnist Kisha Derr

I grew up in a small town on Long Island, New York, and attended a middle school where I was the only student of color. There were many painful experiences that served to remind me of this fact on an almost constant basis. .

I was not a great student, ...

Statement from Madison Mayor Regarding Monday's Storm

July 8, 2020

On Monday, we saw a storm that drastically effected Madison.

I would like to take the time to personally thank the employees of the Madison Electric Department, Police Department, Fire Department, Department of Public Works and Water Department as well as the Madison Volunteer Ambulance Corps for their quick actions and response to the numerous outages, flooding, alarms, and downed wires. The ...

Police training focus on self-defense could reduce shootings under new legislation

July 10, 2020

TRENTON, N.J. – Police shoot less when they have the right training. That’s why Assemblymen Brian Bergen and Gordon Johnson introduced bi-partisan legislation Thursday to dramatically improve police training in New Jersey.
 
“Police officers only reach for their weapon as a last resort. Without proper self-defense training, it becomes the last resort faster than it ...

New Chief Development Officer Named by No. 1 Hospital in New Jersey

Morristown, New Jersey– Jennifer Smith has been named chief development officer for the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center, which supports both Morristown Medical Center and Goryeb Children’s Hospital with $20 million in philanthropy annually. Smith will join the Foundation on August 10.
 
Trish O’Keefe, PhD, RN, president for Morristown ...

5 Home Renovations with the Highest Return

As a homeowner, you know that allocating dollars to the continued upkeep of your property is necessary to maintain its value over the long-term. On the other hand, the enhancements, upgrades or renovations you may want to make are not created equal when it comes to adding value or guaranteeing a high return on investment.

Some projects will cost just a few hundred dollars while others may ...