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Wed, December 1, 6:30 PM

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Holidays with the Family: Recording Your History ...


Add to My Calendar 12/01/2021 6:30pm 12/01/2021 7:30pm America/New_York Holidays with the Family: Recording Your History (ZOOM)

Everyone has a unique story to share. All too often these stories go untold and are lost. Take advantage of time with your family to start or grow your family history archive! Learn the basics of conducting oral history interviews and get ideas about what you might do with these when done. To register and get the link go to:

Virtual Virtual, NJ Virtual

Wed, December 1, 7:00 PM


Planning Board TRC Meeting


Add to My Calendar 12/01/2021 7:00pm 12/01/2021 9:00pm America/New_York Planning Board TRC Meeting

Event on 12/01/2021

50 Kings Road Madison, NJ 07940

Thu, December 2, 6:30 PM

ONLINE, Virtual

How to Take Great Pictures with Your Phone or ...


Add to My Calendar 12/02/2021 6:30pm 12/02/2021 7:30pm America/New_York How to Take Great Pictures with Your Phone or Mobil Device

Rafael Miranda from LFC Consulting will show you different ways to take high-quality photos and, edit and customize pictures on your phone or tablet, along with other fun digital photography tricks! To register and get the link go to:

Virtual Virtual, NJ Virtual

Sat, December 4, 9:30 AM

Congregation Beth Hatikvah, Summit

Five Sense of Judaism: Hanukkah

Education Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 12/04/2021 9:30am 12/04/2021 11:00am America/New_York Five Sense of Judaism: Hanukkah

Looking for a great way to help young children connect with the celebration of Hanukkah? Congregation Beth Hatikvah in Summit, NJ, has just the thing! Five Senses of Hanukkah is a FREE, hands-on community program where children aged 5 and under will experience the holiday through activities that awaken all their senses. Parents and children will explore Hanukkah together, making candles out of ...

36 Chatham Road Summit, NJ 07901

Sat, December 4, 4:30 PM


Enjoy Free Caroling with Hickory Tree Quartet

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 12/04/2021 4:30pm 12/04/2021 5:00pm America/New_York Enjoy Free Caroling with Hickory Tree Quartet

A caroling quartet of Hickory Tree singers will perform from 4:30 to 5 pm at the Liberty Tree Lighting Celebration at the Jacobus Vanderveer Historic Museum, (3055 River Road, Bedminster). The celebration is outdoors, running from 4:00 - 7:00 with a variety of activities including colonial re-enactors, Santa photos, and live music (

3055 River Road Bedminster, NJ 07921

Sat, December 4, 5:00 PM

King of Kings Lutheran Church, Mountain Lakes

Live Nativity

Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 12/04/2021 5:00pm 12/04/2021 7:30pm America/New_York Live Nativity

LIVE NATIVITY - Two show times for 20 minutes each.

After a COVID-imposed hiatus, we are pleased to once again provide a great night of contemplation and adoration of the true reason for the Christmas season. “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:11) We invite ALL to join us on Saturday, December 4th for our interactive ...

145 Route 46 Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046

Sat, December 4, 7:00 PM

Temple Shalom, Succasunna

Miracle of Friendship Concert

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 12/04/2021 7:00pm 12/04/2021 9:00pm America/New_York Miracle of Friendship Concert

Join us for a Special Night of Music, Celebration & Fundraising.

Reserve your tickets now for this amazing Miracle of Friendship concert event. Tickets for both in-person and virtual are available.

Saturday, December 4th @ 7PM

215 S Hillside Avenue Succasunna, NJ 07876

Sat, December 4, 7:00 PM

Temple Shalom, Succasunna

Miracle of Friendship Concert

Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 12/04/2021 7:00pm 12/04/2021 9:00pm America/New_York Miracle of Friendship Concert

TShalom Miracle of Friendship Concert

On Saturday, Dec. 4, Temple Shalom and Rabbi-Cantor Inna SerebroLitvak invite you to attend a celebratory holiday concert, Miracle of Friendship.

The concert will bring the community together for a joyous evening of different music genres performed by cantors and musiciansfrom the tri-state area. The event will also celebrate Serebro-Litvak’s 50th ...

Succasunna, NJ 07876

Mon, December 6, 1:00 PM

Grace Church, Madison

Madison Community Blood Drive - Please Donate!

Giving Back Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 12/06/2021 1:00pm 12/06/2021 7:00pm America/New_York Madison Community Blood Drive - Please Donate!

Please make an appointment to give blood at Grace Church on Monday, December 6th between 1pm-7pm.

To make an appointment, you can visit or text 732-616-8736. Appointments encouraged, Walk-ins welcome if social distancing can be maintained. Please help spread the word

4 Madison Ave. Madison, NJ 07940

Mon, December 6, 7:00 PM


Council Meeting Work Session


Add to My Calendar 12/06/2021 7:00pm America/New_York Council Meeting Work Session

Event on 12/06/2021

50 Kings Road Madison, NJ 07940

Mon, December 6, 7:30 PM

in-person and Zoom, Maplewood

MGC Monthly Speaker’s Program: “Wildly Floral ...

Arts & Entertainment Education Green Home & Garden Other

Add to My Calendar 12/06/2021 7:30pm 12/06/2021 9:30pm America/New_York MGC Monthly Speaker’s Program: “Wildly Floral Arrangements”

An MGC tradition is to invite a local florist to demonstrate floral arrangements at our December meeting. Join Maplewood Garden Club on Monday, December 6, at 7:30 when Josi Stone, owner and operator of Wildly Floral Company in South Orange, shows us how to create 4 beautiful, nature-inspired floral designs of varying sizes and techniques using the medium of flowers, foliages, and other natural ...

Maplewood Maplewood, NJ 07040

Wed, December 8, 7:00 PM


Council Meeting


Add to My Calendar 12/08/2021 7:00pm America/New_York Council Meeting

Event on 12/08/2021

50 Kings Road Madison, NJ 07940

Thu, December 9, 6:00 PM

House of Dezign, Chatham

Sip & Sew at House of Dezign

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 12/09/2021 6:00pm 12/09/2021 8:00pm America/New_York Sip & Sew at House of Dezign

11B Roosevelt Avenue Chatham, NJ 07928

Fri, December 10, 6:00 PM

House of Dezign, Chatham

Sip & Sew at House of Dezign

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 12/10/2021 6:00pm 12/10/2021 8:00pm America/New_York Sip & Sew at House of Dezign

11B Roosevelt Avenue Chatham, NJ 07928

Sat, December 11, 7:30 PM

Livingston High School, Livingston

Livingston Symphony Salutes First Responders and ...

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back Police & Fire

Add to My Calendar 12/11/2021 7:30pm 12/11/2021 9:00pm America/New_York Livingston Symphony Salutes First Responders and Medical Personnel

Livingston Symphony Orchestra 12/11/21 Concert to Honor First Responders and Medical Personnel

After an October guest appearance for patrons (and animals!) at the Turtle Back Zoo, the Livingston Symphony Orchestra opens its 2021-2022 Season by paying tribute to the First Responders and Medical Professionals who have worked tirelessly since March of last year. This gala concert is on ...

30 Robert Harp Terrace Livingston, NJ 07039

Sun, December 12, 2:30 PM


Hickory Tree Chorus Free and Festive Caroling

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 12/12/2021 2:30pm 12/12/2021 3:00pm America/New_York Hickory Tree Chorus Free and Festive Caroling

Members of Hickory Tree Chorus will perform a set of holiday songs at the outdoor plaza of the Long Hill Library (917 Valley Rd, Gillette). Grab a seat and stay for additional entertainment provided by choreographed carolers (

917 Valley Rd Gillette, NJ 07933
Johnny Rzeznik + Brian Kirk @ Count Basie Supporting NJ Firefighters

Tue, December 14, 7:00 PM

Count Basie, Red Bank

Johnny Rzeznik + Brian Kirk @ Count Basie ...

Arts & Entertainment Business & Finance Food & Drink Giving Back Government Law & Justice Other Police & Fire Travel

Add to My Calendar 12/14/2021 7:00pm 12/14/2021 10:00pm America/New_York Johnny Rzeznik + Brian Kirk @ Count Basie Supporting NJ Firefighters


The PFANJ is proud to present platinum recording star John Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls headlining a very special benefit event supporting the PFANJ Emergency Relief Fund.

The night will be hosted by legendary comedian Lenny Clarke of Rescue Me. Also ...

99 Monmouth St Red Bank, NJ 07701
First Night Morris County 2022

Fri, December 31, 4:00 PM

Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown

First Night Morris County 2022

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 12/31/2021 4:00pm 01/01/2022 12:00am America/New_York First Night Morris County 2022

30th Anniversary, First Night Morris County: On New Year’s Eve…The Town Becomes A Stage

Over 50 Performances at 15 Venues (13 In-Person, 1 Live Stream, and 1 On-Demand) on December 31, 2021, in Downtown Morristown from 4 PM to Midnight with Complimentary Parking, Shuttles, and Additional On-Demand Access, January 1st - 3rd, 2022.

Beginning in 1992, First Night® Morris ...

100 South St. Morristown, NJ 07960

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Check Out NEW LEAF Consignment For All Your Holiday Looks

Happy Holidays from NEW LEAF Consignment! Shop NEW LEAF for all your holiday outfits.

NEW LEAF Consignment is located at 16 Park Avenue in Madison


TAPinto Tips: Let TAPinto Help Increase Your Reach

December 1, 2021

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - Do you have a Marketing Plan?  What are you doing now? Is it working? What's your budget? Do you want to reach our TAPinto viewers? Have you considered the TAPinto Do-it-Yourself (DIY) marketing platform? These are the questions we will ask you when inquiring about marketing with TAPinto.

The TAPinto network of ...

Holiday Pet Photos at Terry's Pet Stop

Reserve your holiday pet photo today! Holiday photos with or of your pet will take place on Sunday November 28 from 10am - 4pm at Terry's Pet Stop in Morris Plains.

Call 973-538-7387 now to reserve your spot. Walk ins are welcome.

Multiple photos will be taken against a holiday backdrop. Photos will be emailed or texted immediately. Price is $20

Terry's Pet Stop is located at ...

Santa is in Madison; Get a Photo, Book Your Reservation Now!

December 2, 2021

Madison, NJ - It's beginning to feel like Christmas! Don't wait too much longer to book your photo session with the Madison Santa! 

Photo sessions can be made HERE


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Attention All Madison Dog and Cat Owners; Rabies Clinic to Be Held on Dec. 4

MADISON, NJ - The Borough of Madison will be holding a Rabies Clinic on December 4 from 10am - 4pm at the Madison Department of Public Works. There is no registration needed for this year's clinic.

Those who receive a rabies vaccine at this clinic will be eligible to take advantage of the new 3-year pet license


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Carolyn Dorfman Dance Adds Show in Madison

Carolyn Dorfman Dance, a premiere modern dance company based in New Jersey and New York City, returns to in-person performances at the Madison Community Arts Center, 10 Kings Road, for two shows: Saturday and Sunday, December 4 and 5. A second show was added on Saturday, December 4, at 7:30 because the show on Sunday, December 5 is sold out. Tickets for the limited space venue are $20.00 for ...

"Deck the Halls" Coming to 2 Morristown Museums; Dec. 3 & 4

November 30, 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The community is invited to "Deck the Halls" at Macculloch Hall and Acorn Hall on December 3 and 4.  Guests purchase one ticket for the day and visit both sites which will be decorated for the holidays.

Chose either Friday night or Saturday 

The Friday, December 3 event will feature a candlelight program from 4pm - 8pm. Tickets include a ...

Online Ordering; Don't Let “Porch Pirates” from Ruining the Holidays

MADISON, NJ - As the holiday season comes upon us, and with the rise of online retail giants like Amazon, it has become important to make an effort to protect yourself from “Porch Pirates.” 

Police say thefts of packages from front porches are a problem during the holiday season.  As the popularity of online shopping increases, so does the increase in thefts.

Here are ...

Madison's "Rosie the Rose City Reindeer" Begins Friday, Nov. 26

MADISON, NJ - The Madison Area Chamber of Commerce is inviting children to participate in a month-long search to Find Rosie the Rose City Reindeer this holiday season.

Beginning Friday, November 26, more than 40 Chamber-member businesses will participate in this creative and fun activity to help highlight the holidays and all that is wonderful about shopping in Madison this ...

Chatham Christmas Tree Lighting Set for Saturday at Reasoner Park; Mr & Mrs. Claus, Presbyterian Choirs, Dancers on Schedule

December 2, 2021

CHATHAM, NJ -- The Town & Country Garden Club of the Chathams did its part to make Reasoner Park look more like Christmas on Tuesday.

Club members gathered at the Gazebo to decorate one of the two Christmas Trees that will be lit on Saturday evening.

Terry McCutcheon, Sandy Salvas, Caitlin Boyle, Nancy Nubel, Lissa MacCallum and Mary K. Joyce were joined by Janice Piccolo, director of ...

Mount Saint Mary Academy Holds Tree Lighting, Cocoa & Carols Event

Sponsored by the Mount Saint Mary Academy Advancement Cabinet, our first annual Christmas Tree Lighting, Carols & Cocoa evening ushered in the holiday season beautifully on Monday, November 29th.


Madison Residents, Here's Where You Can Get Your Picture Taken With Santa

NEW JERSEY- Ho, Ho, Ho..... Santa Claus is coming to town. Do you want to take a picture with him while he's here? There are plenty of opportunities for a holiday close up. 

Here are some locations where you can sneak a peak at Ol St. Nick.

Photos with the Madison Santa

Come and see the Madison Santa and have your photo taken. Now through November 26, sessions for Madison ...

Morris Township Lays Early Groundwork For Possible Red Bulls Training Facility

November 30, 2021

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Morris Township Planning Board laid the groundwork for a possible new athletic training facility at the old Honeywell headquarters on Columbia Rd. Nov. 29.

Despite originally having plans to build new buildings and renovate old ones, Honeywell - once Morris Township’s largest taxpayer - abandoned Morris Township in 2013 for a new primary headquarters in Morris ...

No Timeouts Left for Ledgewood Dam Project in Roxbury

ROXBURY, NJ – Restoration of the historic Ledgewood Pond Dam – an expensive project that’s been discussed and postponed for about a decade - is likely to happen next year, said Roxbury Township Manager John Shepherd.

The project is a thorn in the side of Roxbury officials. They question its necessity and, more adamantly, the fact that the state – while ...

Former Knoll Country Club Caterer Files Claim Against Parsippany

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Rafael Flores, the former operator of the Catering Facilities at Knoll County Club, has filed a “Notice of Tort Claim to the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills” on October 28, 2021.

According to Flores, he submitted what would have been the winning bid for the operation of the Knoll Country Club. However, the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills did not award the bid ...

National Black Political Convention to Come to Newark This Spring, 50 Years After Groundbreaking Gathering 

December 2, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — A convention that aims to bring together African-American politicos, educators, activists and leaders from across the country to outline what goals and policies should be prioritized in the Black community is planned to come to Newark this spring. 

The event will be the third National Black Political Convention, which was announced on Wednesday by Newark Mayor Ras ...

Wednesday to be Declared Rosa Parks Day in City of Paterson

PATERSON, NJ – Superintendent of Schools Eileen F. Shafer, Mayor Andre Sayegh, and local community leaders are scheduled to proclaim December 1st as “Rosa Parks Day” in the City of Paterson on Wednesday. 

It was on December 1st, 1955 that Rosa Parks protested the State of Alabama’s segregation laws by refusing to give up her seat on a bus in a historic act of civil ...

Build Back Better Act to Lower Prescription Drug Health Care Costs

PISCATAWAY, NJ — Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. joined local elected officials and health care advocates on Monday to highlight provisions in the Build Back Better Act that are aimed at lowering prescription drug costs and making health care more affordable and accessible.

“The Build Back Better Act makes prescription drugs more affordable by finally giving Medicare the ...

11-Year-Old West Orange Girl Runs a Business Selling Characters She Crochets

November 25, 2021

Chloe Jostine Mendoza Altejos, a sixth-grader who just turned 11, has had a lifelong passion for arts and crafts. She began crocheting over a year ago and now runs her own Etsy business selling her adorable handmade characters.

Chloe shared, “I love drawing, doing origami, rainbow loom characters and more. When I was 9, I saw a viral trend going around. It was crocheting.” She ...

18 Year Homeless Veteran Receives a Permanent Home

TOMS RIVER - The day right before Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 10 was a glorious day for an Ocean County veteran who has spent the last 18 years living in the woods.

Paul Hulse and the Just Believe Inc. homeless assistance organization began working with this veteran in December 2020. The non-profit received a call from the Toms River Police Department concerned about a man living in the ...

Book Returned to NJ Public Library 43-Years Overdue

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Nearly 43 years after the due date, an overdue book was returned to the Montclair Public Library, staff announced.

According to the post on the official MPL Facebook page, Library staff wrote, "A very honest patron just returned a book that was due in 1978."

The 'Paddington Abroad' book was accompanied by a note of apology saying, "My apologies ...

Bergen County Zoo Features Special Animal Light Show Throughout December

December 2, 2021

PARAMUS, NJ - The Bergen County Zoo at Van Saun County Park is hosting a "Holiday Lantern Spectacular," and spectacular it is!

The display, called "Let It Glow!", is a holiday light show sponsored by the Friends of the Bergen County Zoo in partnership with Tianyu Arts & Culture, Inc., and features traditional Chinese lanterns with a modern twist, including dozens ...

NJ Transit Launches Holiday Travel Promotions

NEWARK, NJ — The holiday season is here for NJ TRANSIT! To celebrate, NJ TRANSIT is offering several promotional discounts beginning today and running through the rest of 2021. Both new and current customers can save on holiday travel by using various promotional codes in the NJ TRANSIT mobile app, including an invitation for new customers to “Try NJT” to ...

Live Nativity to Take Place This Holiday Season

LIVE NATIVITY   After a COVID-imposed hiatus, King of Kings Lutheran Church in Mountain Lakes (145 Route 46) is pleased to once again provide a great night of contemplation and adoration of the true reason for the Christmas season. “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:11)

 All are invited on Saturday, ...

Join the Madison Area YMCA TODAY (Friday Nov 26) and They Will Waive The Initiation Fee.

TODAY ONLY! Join the Madison Area YMCA TODAY and we'll waive your initiation fee. Use code BFinitiation at check out when you register online.

Happy National Coming Out Day!

October 11 marks National Coming Out Day, commemorating the national march on Washington for gay and lesbian rights 34 years ago. The Madison Area YMCA stands in solidarity for all the LGBTQ+ people in our community. Whether you're already out, coming out today, thinking about coming out, or thinking twice about coming out, we fully support you in your journey!

#nationalcomingoutday2021 ...

Mount Saint Mary Academy Speech & Debate Team Earns Charter Status

John V. Maldonado, English teacher at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, announced that the National Speech & Debate Association awarded Charter status to the Academy’s Speech and Debate Team.

Charter status is the highest honor that the NSDA awards to scholastic teams and places the Mount’s team among the best in the nation. An NSDA Charter designation demonstrates that not ...

So Much More Than the "School on the Hill"

“The school on the hill.” A statement we hear quite frequently when we tell people we go to Mount Saint Mary Academy. For many, that is all they know about our school – until they come to our unquestionably informative annual Open House. Hosted this year on October 17th our Open House is a great way for prospective students and families to learn about, and experience, our ...

Finding the Sweeter Side of Unprecedented Times

In March of 2020, life decided to hand lemons to students across the country and beyond, leaving millions of us in a scramble; we searched far and wide for ingredients needed to make lemonade out of an unforeseen scenario. For most of us, whether we were in the second grade, secondary school, or beyond, the remedy to our anxieties was simple: distraction. Perhaps the first few weeks of quarantine ...

NJ TRANSIT’s Renaissance Plans Focus on a Decade of Enhancements

NEW JERSEY – The state’s most extensive transit system recently laid out plans for a massive transformation intended to make it tops as far as reliability and efficiency.

According to NJ TRANSIT President and CEO Kevin Corbett, President, the company intends to make up for lost time and has already begun the process. Strategic plans made through 2030 bring a promise of increased ...

NJ TRANSIT’s Mobile App Upgrades: Keeping Riders in the Know

NEW JERSEY – With more and more riders returning to public transportation, NJ TRANSIT’s recent changes to mobile apps literally represent well-timed upgrades.

Smartphone users can readily appreciate the ease of information available at their fingertips. A few swipes on the mobile app replace the need for paper schedules and more.  The mobile app is available on both Google ...

$50 Off Pest Control Service

The Savings You Deserve

Here at Viking Pest Control, we believe protecting your home from pests is a right, not a privilege. That is why we do everything in our power to make preventive pest control accessible and affordable to the varied budgets of homeowners throughout New Jersey. 

We are proud to offer coupons, promotions, and special offers for our most popular pest control ...

Buggin' Halloween Photo Contest

Viking's 3rd Annual Buggin' Halloween Photo Contest Starts Friday, October 1, 2021!  Submit a photo of you, your pet, or a loved one dressed as a creepy-crawly bug, insect, or another pest for your chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card and other awesome prizes! Click here to learn more and enter the contest!

9-Week-Old Shepard Mixes are Available for Adoption Today

UNION, NJ - The Shake A Paw® Center for Rescue and Adoption is licensed as an Animal Shelter.  We accept dogs from the public, as well as rescue, homeless, abandoned and unwanted dogs. Giving back to the animals we love by finding them a Happy Forever Home is our goal and mission.

These two beautiful girls are looking for a new home! These 9-week-old Shepherd mixes waiting ...

Adopt Brand; This Cutie Is Almost Ready for Adoption

Adopt Brand

This perfect little guy is looking for his forever home ! How cute he ?

Brand is from our litter who was rescued in the flood ( on the news too, so he is famous ! ). Once Brand turns 8 weeks old, he will be ready for adoption.

Please email us for an application on Brand ! Located in Morristown NJ

Please Help Topaz Find Her FOREVER Home!



Topaz has been with us since 2019 and somehow keeps getting overlooked... She is now at risk of losing her foster home in a few months after being in it for over a year and we need to find her a forever home ASAP so she doesn't come back to our kennels!

This ...

October’s almost over. The conversation about breast cancer isn’t.

As October draws to a close, I find myself hoping that a certain line of conversation won’t fade away amid the growing bustle of the oncoming holidays. 

By now, it’s pretty well known that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. I normally spend most of this month supporting, however I can, the myriad efforts, initiatives, campaigns and movements designed to remind people of ...

10 DIY Décor Ideas for Your Holiday Home

So much of the joy from the holiday season comes from entertaining. Whether you’re throwing a big bash for the neighborhood or hosting a more intimate gathering of close family and friends, filling your home with exciting and colorful decorations is a must.

Rather than buying everything pre-made, consider rounding out your décor collection with some DIY items that highlight your ...

The Best U.S. Trips to Take During the Holiday Season

While some may agree that there’s “no place like home for the holidays,” for others, Christmastime means vacation time. If you’re thinking about heading out of town for the holidays, here are seven destinations to put on your list. 

Best Places to Visit in November

Montpellier, Vermont. From the changing colors of the leaves to the mouth-watering smell of ...

Creative Cooking: 6 Thanksgiving Side Dishes to Try This Year

As you plan your Thanksgiving feast this year, you’ll undoubtedly place traditional favorites front and center—but don’t stop there! Let your creativity shine by featuring a few unusual side dishes with bold flavors and beautiful fall colors. Who knows, you just may find a new favorite that the whole family loves!

Charred Sweet Potatoes with Hot Honey Butter and ...

How to Host a Memorable Friendsgiving

While many people spend Thanksgiving with close and extended family, others choose to spend Turkey Day with their friends—hence the term “Friendsgiving.” In fact, according to Evite and Google Trends data, more than 500,000 people were invited to a Friendsgiving party in 2019. 

“Friendsgiving” is a blend of the words “friend” and ...

Elegance in Autumn: 6 Classy Home Decor Must-Haves

As the air gets colder, the leaves turn red and orange, and your regular Starbucks order switches from classic to pumpkin spice, you may be wondering how to maintain a classy home decor while still participating in the autumn aesthetic.

Whether you are trying to impress your holiday guests or simply attempting to get into the harvest spirit, there are boundless opportunities to incorporate ...

Basic Fireplace Care to Keep the Home Fires Burning Safely

One of the simple pleasures on a cold winter’s night is sitting in front of a roaring fire with a good book or good company. Taking the time to clean and maintain your fireplace will make those cold nights a little cozier.

Annual Inspection

First and foremost, the Chimney Institute of America recommends a professional chimney inspection once a year to check all the high and ...

10 Home Organizational Products for a Tidy Space

Just the thought of sorting through and organizing stuff in your home might seem overwhelming. Fear not! Working on one area at a time or working at your own pace is fine. Plus, there are many products that help you keep living spaces orderly and keep clutter at bay.

Here’s a look at 10 organizational products to help you keep your home neat and tidy.

Drawer Dividers

From underwear ...

Guide to Ceiling Fan Repair and Replacement

Ceiling fans are a great way to keep your home cool and keep air circulating throughout your home and cooler on warm days. They’re also extremely useful in the wintertime, pushing warm air down and helping to heat rooms via recirculation. Unfortunately, ceiling fans can become noisy, wobbly, or even stop working altogether.

In this guide, we’ll examine common ceiling fan issues and ...

Curious About Botox? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

In this day and age, everyone has heard of Botox, but do you really know what it is and how it works? More than just a popular treatment for wrinkles, Botox is approved to treat various problems, from sweating to migraines. If you’re curious about the procedure, here’s everything you need to know before reaching out to doctors for treatment.

What is Botox?

Botox is the most ...

Keep Working Out In the Winter With These 6 Tips

Fitness is a year-round journey, but one that can be made more challenging by colder weather. While it may be tempting to put off your exercise habits until it starts to warm up outside, abandoning your fitness routine (even temporarily) can make it nearly impossible to get back to where you want to be physically when you do decide to resume.

Below are some tips to safely keep up your exercise ...

7 Smart Side Dishes for a Healthy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of the most widely beloved American traditions. Not only does it bring families together to be mindful of their blessings, but it allows for one of the biggest feasts of the year. From the green bean casserole to mashed potatoes to yams, cranberry sauce, deviled eggs, and turkey (of course!), this meal includes all the popular classics that are highly anticipated each year.

How to Boost Your Mood and Combat Seasonal Depression

The beginning of fall often brings exciting traditions, beautiful landscapes, and comforting treats. But for many people, the shift from summer to fall also brings a change in energy levels and mood that may feel like depression.

According to Women’s Health Expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones, “Of those people who are affected with seasonal depression, four out of five are women.” ...

Why You Should Incorporate Weightlifting Into Your Routine

Weightlifting for active aging adults is a crucial key to overall physical fitness that should not be skipped. Light cardiovascular exercise like walking is essential for seniors, but weight lifting is also a vital part of any routine.

Regular weight training for older adults can lead to several long-lasting health benefits, including improvements in muscle mass and quantity, increased ...

How Caring for a Pet Improves Mental Wellness

Pet ownership can be rewarding and therapeutic for older adults. Caring for an animal can bring joy, comfort, and companionship—which help relieve stress and improve mental well-being.

Building a relationship and being responsible for meeting a pet’s needs also creates a sense of purpose and provides structure to a daily routine. Here’s a look at the many benefits of caring ...

How to Use Portion Size for Balanced Nutrition

As we age, our metabolism slows down, and often, our level of activity follows suit. Some older adults can quickly gain weight if they don’t adjust their eating habits. Others may lose weight too quickly by not eating enough if they are experiencing appetite loss.

Using portion control helps ensure we are eating enough of the foods that are good for us while limiting those that are not.

Why You Should Join (or Start!) a Book Club and How to Do It

Reading is a great way to exercise your brain and improve your sleep. What’s more? According to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, reading may even help to prevent or delay Alzheimer’s.

Whether you’re a book lover or hoping to read more, here are five tips on how to launch your own book club.


Benefits of Starting (or Joining) a Book ...

New Jersey has had Governors from William Livingston to Phil Murphy, Who was the Best Governor the Garden State has ever had?

This is the time of year in New Jersey when it's so beautiful to see all the many colors of the season - red, green, yellow, orange --even blue.

Candidates use lawn signs of so many colors this time of year.

And millions of dollars have been spent on television commercials, newspaper ads, streamed video, lawn signs, and colorful mailers in the race for governor. Phil Murphy and ...

The Nazi Titanic: The Incredible Untold Story of a Doomed Ship in World War II by Robert P. Watson

The Nazi Titanic: The Incredible Untold Story of a Doomed Ship in World War II by 

Robert P. Watson. (De Capo Press, 2016).


The sinking of the famous British luxury ship, Titanic, is etched indelibly in our imaginations, even today, over 100 years after she succumbed to an iceberg in the North Atlantic. Books, movies, and the story of locating the wreck in the 1980s and ...

Dickens Village in Maplewood NJ Celebrates the 2021 Holiday Season Starting on December 4th

November 29, 2021

MAPLEWOOD,  NJ -- Dickens Village, an annual Maplewood NJ tradition, returns to Ricalton Square this week and will be open to the public from 1pm - 4pm on December 4th, 11th and 18th.

In celebration of the yearly event, TAPintoTV takes a look back at Stephanie Willoughby's visit to Dickens Village in 2019, and the community tradition of re-creating the village from ...

Producing User Generated Content: Tips and Tricks

According to recent data, 85% of Americans own a smartphone**. Smartphones are routinely used to publish pictures and video via websites and apps, which enables users to share their participation in an event, presence at a location, or highlight a relationship or connection with other people. The primary means of creating and publishing User-Generated Content has become the smartphone.

What is ...

Bill Bratton and NJ Mayors Discuss Public Safety, Community Policing and Bail Reform at Roundtable Event

PATERSON, NJ -- Former Police Commissioner Bill Bratton took part in a roundtable discussion on public safety, community policing and bail reform at the Passaic County Community College’s Hamilton Club on October 28. 

Moderated by Larry Mone of the Manhattan Institute, Bratton was joined by three New Jersey mayors: Paterson Mayor André Sayegh, Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora, and ...

New Jersey Date Night: Celebrate Hanukkah With Some of NJ’s Best Doughnuts

November 27, 2021

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

Whether you personally celebrate Hanukkah or have friends who do, there are a lot of takeaways from this well-known yet not major Jewish holiday. Much like an action film of today, Hanukkah features conflict between the Maccabees and the Seleucids, a sacred temple as a backdrop and of course a supply chain ...

All About the Thanksgiving Side Dish Green Bean Casserole

NEW JERSEY — Green Bean Casserole, that Thanksgiving Day staple since the 1950s, was invented right here in New Jersey. If you have some on your table Thursday night, you can thank Campbell’s recipe developer Dorcas Reilly, who Campbell’s refers to as the “Grandmother of Green Bean Casserole.”

Some other facts about green bean casserole to share around the ...

New Jersey Date Night: What’s Old is New in Woodbridge Township

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

New Jersey is a state known for firsts, from the first college football game to the first US town to have electricity. One of the places where lots of firsts happened is the oldest township in our state —Woodbridge Township. 

Believed to be the location of the first anti-slavery meeting in our ...

Potential Pitfalls to Avoid When Putting Your Home on the Market

October 5, 2021

Selling your home is a major milestone, to say the least.  It’s critical to plan in advance to avoid any possible setbacks during the home sale process. With decades of experience in real estate, I’ve advised thousands of clients on how to stay clear of these common mistakes while preparing their home for the market.

Setting an unrealistic selling price: Of course, ...