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 21
11:00 am — 10:00 pm
Add to My Calendar 06/21/2020 11:00am 06/21/2020 10:00pm 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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New Leaf Consignment is Open and Their Merchandise is Always Changing

July 11, 2020

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

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Saturday's COVID-19 Numbers from Around the State

July 12, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy did not hold a press conference on Saturday but did release the newest number of positive cases of COVID-19 and deaths from around the state. 

In New Jersey, there are 438 new cases with 49 new deaths. Statewide, there are 174,959 positive cases and 13,578 deaths, and 1,947 probable COVID deaths.

According to Murphy, ...

July 10 COVID-19 Update: 153 Positive Madison Cases

MADISON, NJ - The positive cases of COVID-19 have climbed to 153, as of Friday July 10, said officials. 

Today the State of New Jersey is reporting 174,628 confirmed cases in New Jersey and 6,875 total positive test results in Morris County. There have been 13,532 deaths in the state, with 643 confirmed deaths from Morris County.   Here are the ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

TRANSFORM YOUR HEALTH TODAY

IN-STUDIO PRIVATE TRAINING AVAILABLE!:  TRANSFORM YOUR HEALTH THIS MONTH

 

HI ALL!

Summer is moving along quickly.  How are you feeling?  During this continuing health crisis, I believe that we are all concerned about maintaining our immunity and resisting this potentially devastating disease.  We need to be transforming ourselves to a higher state of wellness ...

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 ...

Black Lives Matter Morristown Holds Summer Teach In at Chatham Train Station; Saturday July 11

July 11, 2020

CHATHAM, NJ - The Black Lives Matter Morristown will be hosting a summer series teach in on Saturday July 11 at the Chatham Train Station at 4pm. The afternoon will consist of solidarity, listening, learning and self reflection, said the group on Facebook.

 

Read More: Morris School District Announces Proposed Schedule For Return to Class

Read More: New Executive Order ...

Madison YMCA Reopens Indoor Lap Swim; Reserve Your Lane Today

The Governor has issued an Executive Order allowing indoor pools to open and we are excited to offer lap swim 5 days a week from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. to our members at the Family Center's Indoor Pool!

Online reservations are required and available at 1 slot per day. Spaces are open in 45 minute increments to allow 15 minutes for us to clean and sanitize in between use. A lifeguard and healthy ...

Morristown's Macculloch Hall Offers LImited Gallery Tours

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 ...

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 ...

Sticker Shock Campaign: All Four Chatham Liquor Retailers Embrace “21 Means 21”

July 13, 2020

Chatham, NJ—Volunteers from the Madison Chatham Coalition (MCC), Municipal Alliance Committee of the Chathams (MACC), law enforcement of the Chathams, Chatham Borough government and all four alcohol retailers in Chatham participated in the second Sticker Shock campaign of the year on June 24 and 25. The first one was held in February.

For the second year in a row, Bottle ...

Announcing Indoor and Outdoor Pools for the Madison Area YMCA

The Madison Area YMCA is excited to announce our integrated indoor and outdoor aquatics programming at three pools starting Monday, July 13. The Family Center indoor pool will be dedicated to lap swim by reservation for our members only. The Florham Park pool will soon be available for additional outdoor programming, along with the Chatham Fish and Game outdoor pool both of which ...

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

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 ...

Chatham for Black Lives Event Features Williams Sisters Who Speak Out About Racism Faced in Chatham School System

July 12, 2020

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham sisters, Alexis and Amanda Williams were among the keynote speakers on Saturday when a "Chatham for Black Lives" event was held outside ECLC school at the Chatham Train Station.

Saturday’s event was good for Chatham," Chatham Borough Mayor Thaddeus Kobylarz said. "Among the speakers were five residents who shared
their experiences as ...

Kirby Preschool Virtual Engagement Experience

The F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA is excited to announce virtual engagement programming for our preschoolers. Preschool students who have a confirmed enrollment spot at a later date can virtually visit a different classroom each week to join actual classroom experiences. From the comfort of their home, students are able to join circle time, listen in on stories, ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

Lake Hopatcong Foundation to Host Virtual Auction

July 13, 2020

The Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF) will host a "Virtual Auction" in place of their annual in-person gala, due to COVID-19. The auction will be open for bids at LHFAuction.givesmart.com on Tuesday, July 21, through Thursday, July 23, closing at 9 p.m. Hudson Farm is the premier sponsor.

“We're disappointed we won't be able to gather with friends and supporters ...

Denville's Gardner Field Playground Opens Monday, July 13

DENVILLE, NJ -- The Township of Denville announced that Gardner Field Playground will open on Mon., July 13, 10 days after all other playgrounds opened in the Township. All playgrounds, including the Gardner Field Playground, will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., weather permitting.

The Township further announced that a playground attendant will be stationed at the entrance ...

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

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 ...

Lawsuit Claims Social Worker Fired When She Blew Whistle on School Abuses in Springfield

July 13, 2020

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — A lawsuit brought against the Springfield School District by a social worker claims the school board fired her after she blew the whistle on abuses at the Edward V. Walton Early Childhood Center.

Kara King, of Westfield, filed the suit in Superior Court in Elizabeth last month. The complaint names the Springfield Board of Education, former Springfield Superintendent ...

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

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' ...

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 ...

Stop Bias - Bias, Prejudice & Stereotypes - How Do they Impact Us? Learn to Recognize, Respond, and Report

July 13, 2020

Stop Bias - Bias, Prejudice & Stereotypes - How Do they Impact Us? Learn to Recognize, Respond, and Report
Wednesday, July 15 at 7 p.m.
Virtual:Registration is required. Instructions on how to access meeting will be emailed. Visit https://www.sbpl.info/bias/

The discussion will feature the following speakers:
David S. Leonardis, Training & Outreach Liaison, Prosecutors ...

KIDS VIDEO: July Fossil Hunting in Middletown is a Great Weekend Activity

MIDDLETOWN, NJ - If you haven't gone fossil hunting with 'Russell' in Middletown - you haven't gone fossil hunting! Recently, a trip to the Poricy Park Fossil Beds in Middletown NJ was arranged by 'Russell' and you and your children can follow him on this fun video. 

"Are you ready to go on a fossil hunt. There are a few entrances to the beds" said ...

Day Trip: Walkway Over the Hudson

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 ...

NJ Farmers Markets Adjust to New Way of Shopping During Pandemic

July 10, 2020

NEW JERSEY — As New Jersey moves into new phases of reopening after the COVID-19 lockdown, farmers markets are adapting to our new socially distanced “normal.”  

In towns across the state, market managers have implemented new business practices to keep both vendors and customers safe. Designated as essential businesses early in the pandemic, some expanded their footprint ...

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 ...

COVID-19 Tried to Kill Him. What Rutgers' Chief Operating Officer Learned From His Ordeal

July 12, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – It was taking all of Antonio Calcado’s considerable strength and stamina to safeguard Rutgers as it faced an unprecedented emergency. This was March, COVID-19 was emerging as a deadly threat and how to mitigate its spread had consumed nearly every moment of his work week. He left the office on Friday looking forward to some relaxation.

Less than 48 hours later, ...

Declaration of Independence – What is it?

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, ...

Senator Kean Shows No Signs of Stopping To Give Back To His Community

July 11, 2020

Senator Kean Shows No Signs of Stopping To Give Back To His Community

While the Coronavirus has ripped across New Jersey, State Senator, Tom Kean Jr. hasn’t stopped short of supporting his state’s local businesses. When the first signs of the spread of the virus occurred, Senator Kean, with Senator Anthony M. Bucco, immediately signed in bipartisan legislation enabling the Economic ...

Great Swamp Watershed Association Appoints Paul Boudreau to Board of Trustees

July 11, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NEW JERSEY (June 19, 2020) — The Great Swamp Watershed Association (GSWA) is proud to announce that financial expert and community leader, Paul Boudreau, was elected to their Board of Trustees on June 8, 2020. 

 

Paul is a Private Banker with Peapack-Gladstone Bank and serves exclusively through the Bank’s private banking program.  He recently retired ...

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

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 ...