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CCM Student Publication Earns National Design Award for the Eighth Time; The Promethean Again Honored by Graphic Design USA

October 16, 2019

RANDOLPH, NJ — The Promethean, a literary and arts publication designed by County College of Morris (CCM) students and faculty, has been recognized by Graphic Design USA in its 2019 American In-House Design Awards contest.

The In-House Graphic Design Awards recognize materials created by in-house design departments at agencies and institutions across the nation. The contest ...

Madison Recreation Opens Registration for 5th-8th Grade Ski Club

MADISON, NJ - Love to ski? The Madison Recreation Department has opened registration for the 2020 Ski Club.

The Ski Club is open to all Madison and Harding residents in 5th - 8th grade. The program consists of 5 Friday trips to Mt. Peter with a bonus 6th trip (barring weather cancellations).

The dates of the program are as ...

Lenape Day Returns to the Great Swamp; Saturday October 12

CHATHAM, NJ -  Celebrate the Lenape Culture and History with Music, Dance, and Hands-On Fun during the Lenape Day on Saturday October 12. From 12noon - 4pm, spend the afternoon at the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center in Chatham Township celebrating the original inhabitants of New Jersey, the Ramapough Lenape People, at Lenape Day. Meet tribe members, enjoy a traditional drum circle, ...

Mark Your Calendar for the Madison Town-Wide Yard Sale; Oct. 19

MADISON, NJ - For the second year in a row, the Madison Environmental Commission is encouraging residents to go green by hosting individual yard sales on one common date at one common time: Saturday, October 19th 9:00am to 1 pm.

“The Town-Wide Yard Sale is a great way to meet your neighbors and shop in an environmentally friendly way,” says Maureen Byrne, Borough Council ...

Summit's St. Teresa Church Hosts 'Fall Fiesta' Oct. 4; Funds Raised Support Mission Trip, Families in Need

SUMMIT, NJ - For nearly two decades, a group of volunteers from St. Teresa of Avila Church has made an annual trip a small town in Mexico, not far from Mexico City. Many Summit High School and middle school volunteers have played an essential role on this service trip and are often accompanied by a parent.

Projects have included construction and field ...

The Morris County Park Palooza - A One-of-a-kind Halloween Outdoor Festival

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Mark your calendars to come to this one-of-a kind Halloween outdoor festival, Morris County Park Palooza, on Saturday, October 5, at Lewis Morris County Park in Morris Township. Park Palooza will feature 20+ food trucks, a biergarten, live music, and Halloween activities for adults and children, carnival games, face painting, and so much more. It is set to run from 11 ...

Mark Your Calendars to the Morris County Park Palooza and Have a Spook-Tacular Time

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Mark your calendars to come to this one-of-a kind Halloween outdoor festival, Morris County Park Palooza, on Saturday, October 5, at Lewis Morris County Park in Morris Township. Park Palooza will feature 20+ food trucks, a biergarten, live music, and Halloween activities for adults and children, carnival games, face painting, and so much more. It is set to run from 11 ...

Madison Senior Citizens Invited to Appreciation Picnic; Wednesday Sept. 25

MADISON, NJ - Madison senior citizens are invited to a Senior Citizen Appreciation Picnic on Wednesday September 25 at the Madison Civic Center.

From 12noon - 2pm, Madison seniors can enjoy food, fun and games. There will also be representatives from the Madison Police Department, Madison Fire Department, Madison Health Department, TransOptions, Tri-Town 55+ and the Madison Public ...

MHS Class Council Sponsors Fall Blingo

The Madison High School Class Council will host Fall Blingo on Thursday, October 10 at Rose Hall Community Room, 10 Kings Road.  Doors open at 6:00 PM and the first Bingo game will begin at 7:00 PM.

There is a $35.00 entrance fee which includes 30 Bingo cards – 2 per game for a total of 15 exciting games.

You won’t want to miss this fun evening as it is a great way to have ...

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) Found in Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Health Officer provided the following message after a routine testing by the Union County Bureau of Mosquito Control found a mosquito pool in Berkeley Heights tested positive to Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). The positive mosquito pool was found in the Emerson Lane area near the Warren border. 

Today, Union County Mosquito Control Bureau in ...

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Check Out These Deals From Madison's New Leaf Consignment

October 7, 2019

Looking for a deal? How about these?

Love something s little funky? How about this cute number on sale for $21.

Love leopard flats? These Ferragamo Size 10 flats are already on sale for $45.

Or maybe you are more into heels like these Coup D’etat leopard Size 10 heels on sale for $10.80?

Don’t forget our great selection of Polarized UV 400 sunglasses at $7.99. They block ...

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As Long As It's Perfect Book Launch by Lisa Tognola

October 5, 2019

Lisa Tognola's debut novel, As Long As It's Perfect, will release on October 15th, 2019 on She Writes Press. Her story is about one woman's obsession with perfection and how far she'll go to get what she wants, no matter the cost to herself and her family.  Lisa Tognola is an author, freelance writer, social worker, wife, and mother of three. She ...

Madison Library Hosts Free Event: Relive the Revolutionary War

October 15, 2019

MADISON, NJ -  Madison residents are invited to relive the Revolutionary War, tonight October 15 at the Helen Whitney Chase Auditorium in the Madison Library. The event begins at 7pm.

Relive and remember The Revolutionary War as interpreted by Washington’s Headquarters volunteer docent Joel Farkas.

This lecture starts with Major George Washington and The French and Indian War.

Witches, Pumpkins, Ghosts, Oh Y! Halloween Spooktacular at the Madison Area YMCA! 

Get ready for a spooky family friendly time!

Grab your costume and your Halloween spirit and come to the Halloween Spooktacular at the Madison Area YMCA on Sat., Oct. 26, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the Family Center located at 111 Kings Road in Madison.

The annual Halloween Spooktacular costume party brings families and friends together for a great afternoon of Halloween hijinks and ...

Fright Factor Opening Weekend a Huge Success; Open Tonight Oct. 11 at 7pm

FLORHAM PARK, NJ—The haunted house located on Ridgedale Avenue in Florham Park, known as Fright Factor opened its doors for the 2019 season starting Friday, October 4.

Along with the 12 regular season actors/actresses that are all dressed up and ready to scare, there were five in attendance from the Morris County Sheriff’s office that dressed up as well.

Sheriff James M Gannon ...

The Borough of Madison is Reminding Residents of Hazardous Item Drop-off; Oct 19

October 14, 2019

POMPTON PLAINS, NJ – The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority’s free household hazardous waste drop-off event, the last one in 2019, will be held on Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pequannock Valley Park, Marvin Road, Pompton Plains, 07444, rain or shine.

County residents are invited, but not businesses.

Don’t bring latex paint because that is not hazardous. Take ...

 43rd ANNUAL MORRISTOWN CRAFTMARKET Set to Open Oct 18-20

MORRISTOWN, NJ-  SET FOR FRIDAY - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18-20, at the MORRISTOWN ARMORY

The Nationally Acclaimed and Charitable Show Will Feature Gifted Artists From Throughout the Country

The Morristown CraftMarket, now celebrating its 43rd consecutive year as a nationally acclaimed and charitable fine art and craft show featuring gifted artists from throughout the country, ...

Don't Forget To Bring All Gently Used Kids Books You Don't Use Anymore to Morristown's KidFest

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Cleaning out your bookself? Do you have some children's books that you don't use anymore?

Morristown Festival of Books is encouraging attendees to bring those gently used children's books (Infant through elementary school) to KidFest on Saturday October 12. KidFest will take place at the Presbyterian Church Parish House. The Morristown Rotary will ...

CCM Student Publication Earns National Design Award for the Eighth Time; The Promethean Again Honored by Graphic Design USA

October 16, 2019

RANDOLPH, NJ — The Promethean, a literary and arts publication designed by County College of Morris (CCM) students and faculty, has been recognized by Graphic Design USA in its 2019 American In-House Design Awards contest.

The In-House Graphic Design Awards recognize materials created by in-house design departments at agencies and institutions across the nation. The contest ...

Madison Recreation Opens Registration for 5th-8th Grade Ski Club

MADISON, NJ - Love to ski? The Madison Recreation Department has opened registration for the 2020 Ski Club.

The Ski Club is open to all Madison and Harding residents in 5th - 8th grade. The program consists of 5 Friday trips to Mt. Peter with a bonus 6th trip (barring weather cancellations).

The dates of the program are as ...

Lenape Day Returns to the Great Swamp; Saturday October 12

CHATHAM, NJ -  Celebrate the Lenape Culture and History with Music, Dance, and Hands-On Fun during the Lenape Day on Saturday October 12. From 12noon - 4pm, spend the afternoon at the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center in Chatham Township celebrating the original inhabitants of New Jersey, the Ramapough Lenape People, at Lenape Day. Meet tribe members, enjoy a traditional drum circle, ...

Young Taekwondo Extraordinaire Shares His Talents with the Y

Fifteen-year-old Madison resident Jake De Guzman is a Y Ninja Gym assistant instructor at the Madison Area YMCA. The Y is pretty lucky to have him—he’s an accomplished, award-winning student of Taekwondo. A USA National Taekwondo Poomsae Team Member, Jake specializes in the discipline of Recognized and Freestyle Poomsae. 

Two years ago, Jake needed to add acrobatics to his ...

'The Hunt' Returns to Far Hills This Saturday

October 15, 2019

FAR HILLS, NJ -- The 99th annual running of the Far Hills Race Meeting will take place this Saturday, Oct. 19, at Moorland Farm on Route 202.

Known popularly as "The Hunt," the annual steeplechase event attracts people from all over the Northeast and raises money to support local health care initiatives.

Five charities that will benefit from the race's proceeds are The Arc of ...

Accident in Montville Friday Results in Two Fatalities

MONTVILLE, NJ – A motor vehicle accident on Route 202 resulted in two fatalities Friday night.

Two vehicles collided at the intersection of Heritage Court and Route 202/Main Road at about 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11, according to a release from the Morris County Prosecutor’s office. In the rear passenger seat of a 2009 Saab, a 93-year old female from Hallandale, Florida, was pronounced dead ...

Watchung Hills Teacher Arrested for Endangering Juvenile With Sexually Explicit Texts, Prosecutor Says

October 16, 2019

WARREN, NJ - Sean DiGiovanna, a Watchung Hills Regional High School teacher, has been arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a child and promoting obscene material to a child, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Detectives John W. Fodor and Warren Township Chief of Police William Keane announced on ...

Free Health Fair for Women, Oct. 23

UNION COUNTY, NJ – A free Women’s Health Fair will be held on Wednesday, October 23, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., in the Atrium at Liberty Hall Center, 1085 Morris Avenue, in Union. The event is sponsored in partnership with Atlantic Health System/Overlook Medical Center.

The event includes free health screenings and giveaways, and a panel discussion featuring leading female ...

Thou Shalt Not: A Drama by Thinkery and Verse

Thou Shalt Not - Production by Thinkery & Verse

 

On September 16, 1922, the bodies of an Episcopal priest, Edward Wheeler Hall and a member of his choir, Eleanor Reinhardt Mills, were discovered in a field near the New Brunswick-Franklin Township border. The bloody, butchered bodies obviously had been staged in the positions in which they were found. Torn love letters lay at the ...

New Jersey's Failing Infrastructure

For decades, New Jersey has been kicking the can down the road with regard to infrastructure. Well, as of now even that road is in such bad shape, that the can can’t be kicked any further.

The American Society of Civil Engineers gave New Jersey a failing grade of D+. Almost 10% of our bridges are “structurally deficient”. The same for about 42% of our roads. Water systems, NJ ...

Pipe Talk

Fall and winter in New Jersey can get pretty chilly. It’s important to protect your pipes BEFORE the weather gets into the 30s or even 20s.

Just one episode of frozen pipes can wreak havoc on your home. When water freezes, it expands and exerts pressure on your pipes, occasionally causing them to split. A burst pipe can potentially leak several gallons of water per hour, cause thousands ...

Explore A Desolate Boardwalk For The 2019 Milltown Haunted River Walk If You Dare

October 14, 2019

MILLTOWN, NJ - You never know who or what is lurks in the shadows along the boardwalks in New Jersey when the rides close and everyone goes home for the night especially during the days leading up to Halloween. If you love enjoy thrills and chills, head to the 2019 Milltown Haunted River Walk.

The theme for this year's annual Haunted River Walk is the Desolate Boardwalk. The creepy stroll ...

Oktoberfest Ready to Serve Up Beer, Food and Fun

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - New Brunswick City Center's Oktoberfest is returning for its third annual celebration Saturday.

Oktoberfest is a fall celebration of music, food, beer, and community held on George Street in New Brunswick's City Center from noon to 5 p.m.

Oktoberfest returned to the Hub City in 2017 for the first time in nearly 30 years, starting off a new tradition for New ...

Based on True Events: The Second Annual Ghost Walk Through Mount Tabor!

MT. TABOR, NJ - There is a spooky opportunity coming soon where you can stroll the historic streets of Mt. Tabor learning first hand about its ghosts and spirits, past and present.  

The second annual Mt. Tabor Ghost Walk will be held on October 18th and 19th and tickets are going fast!  Based on true events, this year's walk includes many new stories ...

New Jersey Date Night: Delightful Delis

October 14, 2019

Finding the perfect sandwich is almost as important as finding the perfect lunchtime date, and luckily New Jersey offers a plethora of options when it comes to delicatessens. The delis of the Garden State offer up a menu of the soups, sandwiches and black and white cookies that rival (and pehaps surpass) their New York counterparts. Making a date over pastrami is not only easy but also ...

Godfather Actor Gianni Russo Tells Steve Adubato How the Film Changed American Culture

October 9, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- Godfather actor Gianni Russo was recently a guest on One-on-One with Steve Adubato, where he discussed his new book, Hollywood Godfather: My Life in the Movies & The Mob, and shared behind-the-scenes details about the famous film. 

In the first Godfather movie, Russo played Carlo Rizzi, abusive husband to Corleone sister Connie, as well as a family traitor, complicit in ...

Upcoming Events

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Fri, October 18, 2:00 PM

Community Church, Short Hills, Short Hills

Annual Charity Sale at Community Church, Short ...

Giving Back Home & Garden Other

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Fri, October 18, 7:00 PM

Pluckemin Presbyterian Church, Pluckemin

Open Sing - Fall Into A Cappella

Arts & Entertainment Education

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Fri, October 18, 8:00 PM

Dreyfuss Theatre, Madison

A Little Night Music

Arts & Entertainment

You Are Not Your Illness. These Words Gave Me The Strength Not To Kill Myself

October 15, 2019

BARNEGAT - Barnegat resident Tony Lombardo is a great inspiration for hundreds if not thousands of people.  At TAPinto Stafford-LBI and TAPinto Barnegat-Waretown Tony is regular columnist for us sharing his many inspiring life stories through his column "Let's Hear Your Story."

Our readers are welcome to enjoy Tony's personal testimony below and also a wonderful video ...

Sherrill Raises $590,000 in Q2; Brings Cash on Hand to $1.1 Million

October 10, 2019

To the Editor,

Fall is on the way, which means the leaves will soon be changing.

But there’s something that never seems to change: overcrowding, delays, and disruptions on New Jersey Transit.

As an Essex County resident who commutes into Manhattan every day, I know the travail of the trains all too well – as do all of my neighbors. Overcrowding at Penn, “train ...

Row New Jersey Brings Home a Team Points Trophy at Head of the Passaic Regatta!

October 16, 2019

Row New Jersey Brings Home a Team Points Trophy at Head of the Passaic Regatta

October 13, 2019

Row New Jersey boys take home the Boys’ Team Points Trophy at the 2019 Head of the Passaic Regatta in Lyndhurst, NJ on Sunday. The Head of the Passaic, now in its 19th year, is hosted by the Nereid Boat Club and Passaic River Rowing Association at the Riverside County Park, Bergen County.

Goryeb Children’s Hospital Opens Expanded Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Expansion Funded in Part by Generous Community Members

 orristown, NJ — To meet the demand for the highly specialized care needed for critically ill or injured children, Atlantic Health System’s Goryeb Children’s Hospital today announced the opening of its expanded Joan and Edward Foley Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).

Prior to the ...