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Macculloch Hall Shares Recipe for Louisa Macculloch's Cider Cake

May 17, 2022

Acres and acres of apples grew on the Macculloch property for most of the 1800s. It is not surprising that Louisa Macculloch ((1785-1863) has an early recipe for cider cake among the 160 recipes in her cookbook. Considered to be a classic American dessert, cider cake called for hard apple cider, grown and made in America, which provided an inexpensive substitute to imported brandy.

The ...

Allergy Alert: undeclared Cashew and Pistachio in Frozen Dessert Products

Over two thousand frozen pits on Van Leeuwen Oat Milk Brown Sugar Chunk has been recalled announced Van Leeuwen Ice Cream of Brooklyn, NY. The recall was initiated because the non-dairy frozen dessert may contain undeclared specific traces of tree nuts; cashews and pistachios.

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to specific types of allergen (e.g., peanuts, tree nuts {chestnuts, ...

Allergy Alert: 3 Varieties of Pierogies Recalled Due to Undeclared Milk

Multiple varieties of Grandma's Cuisine, Bernat's and Golden Eagle frozen cheese-filled pierogis are being recalled because they may contain undeclared milk allergen, announced the FDA. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recall was initiated after it ...

In Honor of Mother's Day, Macculloch Hall's Ginger Cracker Recipe

In honor of Mother's Day, here is Macculloch Hall's recipe for Grandma's Ginger Crackers. Louisa Macculloch (1785-1863) is most likely the grandmother referred to in this recipe dated, February 2, 1849. It was recorded by GMM (George Macculloch Miller), one of George and Louisa’s grandsons.

In the handwritten cookbook, the terms cookie or cracker are used interchangeably to ...

Allergy Alert: TJ Maxx, HomeGoods Recalls Vegan Chocolate Products

The TJX Companies, Inc., which includes TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Sierra and Homesense is recalling certain vegan chocolate products, announced the company. The products are being recalled because they may contain undeclared milk.

People who have allergies to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume these products, stated the FDA.

One ...

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum Offers White Bread Recipe

Read about the history of Wonder Bread, first sold in May 1921, while enjoying homemade bread you’ve made using the wonder-fully easy bread recipe from the Macculloch-Miller family. Since families typically made multiple loaves of bread at a time in the 1800s, this recipe has been adapted to make a single loaf.

Original Recipe–White Bread (two loaves)

2 cups milk

2 ...

Allergy Alert: Turkey Hill Chocolate Marshmallow Ice Cream Recalled

Turkey Hill Chocolate Marshmallow Premium Ice Cream has been recalled from shelves due to an allergy alert, announced the company. The ice cream may contain undeclared peanuts, they said

People who have an allergy to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products, stated the FDA.

The recall was initiated after a consumer contacted Turkey ...

Whole Foods Market Red Lentil Dal Recalled Due to Possible Health Risk

Whole Foods Market Red Lentil Dal, which includes Pickled Curry Cauliflower, an ingredient produced by Doux South Specialties, LLC has been recalled because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened ...

Monday Recipe: Macculloch Hall's Cream Cake

The “Mrs. Canfield” referred to in this recipe may be Deborah Wood Canfield (1797 to 1879) who worshipped with Louisa Macculloch (1785-1863) at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church on Miller Road, just a block away from Macculloch Hall in Morristown.

The recipe does not include instructions about using a particular pan, so we used a tube pan. Tube pans, also referred to as angel food ...

Don't Miss Out! Taste of Madison is Monday April 25

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Get ready! The Taste of Madison is scheduled for Monday, April 25, 2022.

The Taste of Madison is a party for food lovers, a celebration of Madison as well as a fundraiser that benefits local non-profit initiatives.

Chefs from thirty of the area’s finest restaurants will serve samples of their best dishes. Gary's Wine & Marketplace will provide ...

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Graduation of our Son

March 28, 2022

Our Son, Steve Jr! She graduated from SUNY Purchase College, Magna Cum Laude, with her CS Degree! Can't wait to see what the future holds for him!
We wish you the best of luck and success and sincere congratulations on your graduation and commencement!

Love from Mom, and Dad.

Montville Lazar Students Qualified for the 2022 VEX Robotics World Championship

Montville Lazar students Etash Arni, Thomas Jenkins, Zaara Mehta and Viraj Sharma did it again. This past Saturday, they placed 2nd in the teamwork challenge for the New Jersey VEX Pitching-In State Championship. Their performance has qualified the team for the 2022 Vex Robotics World Championship to be held this May in Texas. Known as the “Constructicons,” they were the only ...

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Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Sat. May 21

May 17, 2022

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ- The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MCMUA) will conduct a Household Hazardous Waste Disposal event on Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy, 500 West Hanover Avenue in Parsippany.

Morris County residents will be able to drop off unwanted hazardous materials from their households.

"Bans Off Our Bodies" Holding March in Morristown

MORRISTOWN, NJ: In response to the potential overturning of the Roe V. Wade abortion rights decision, a march to protest by "Bans Off Our Bodies" will take place in Morristown today, Saturday, May 14.

The event starts at 2pm - 3:15pm on North Park Place in Morristown

In addition to Morristown, marches are expected to take place, Red Bank, Metuchen and Princeton, and in New York ...

Bike Swap Event in Madison; Sunday May 15

MADISON, NJ - A Bike Swap event will take place in Madison on Sunday May 15 at the Central Avenue School. The swap will take place between 9am - 11am

According to organizers, used bikes are given a new lease on life and a new home. All bikes, no matter what size are just $10. Reduce our carbon footprint, one bike at a time.

 

Read more: 25th Annual Police Unity Tour Passes ...

Morris County Gun Buy Back Event Collects 674 Firearms

May 18, 2022

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -  The Morris County Gun Buy Back Program has resulted in the surrender of 674 firearms, announced Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, Chief of Detectives Christoph K. Kimker, Mount Olive Police Chief Stephen Beecher, Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Chief Richard Pantina, the Morris County Board of Commissioners, John Sette ...

Gas Stations Across New Jersey Lower Gas Prices to Demonstrate Self-Serve Savings

TRENTON, NJ – More than 75 gas stations throughout New Jersey will lower their prices today, Friday May 13 to demonstrate how much motorists could save if the state offered the option of self-serve gas.

The Fuel Your Way NJ Self-Serve Day of Awareness is part of campaign to educate the public about how much they could potentially save if the “Motorist Fueling Choice and ...

30th Annual "Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive Returns

On Saturday, May 14th Letter Carriers across the country will take part in their 30th Annual “Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive”. The drive, sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), is America’s largest one-day food collection event that provides millions of pounds of food to local hunger relief agencies.

To help, all you need to do is place non-perishable ...

Somerset Patriots to Celebrate Armed Forces Weekend May 21 and 22

May 11, 2022

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots, the New York Yankees Double-A affiliate, will host Armed Forces Weekend in conjunction with Minor League Baseball on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22. The Patriots take on the Reading Fightin Phils (Philadelphia Phillies) in each game.

For Saturday’s 6:35 p.m. game, active military members and veterans will receive a ...

Chatham Teens for Mental Health to Host Talk on Suicide Prevention as Part of Mental Health Awareness Month

CHATHAM, NJ – May 10, 2022 – Chatham Teens For Mental Health (CTFMH) announced that in support of Mental Health Awareness Month it will host a community-based presentation, “Talk Saves Lives,” in conjunction with The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).

The presentation, which is designed to raise awareness of suicide prevention, will take place on ...

SAGE Celebrates Older Americans Month (May) with a Variety of Activities

SAGE is celebrating Older Americans Month in May. Older adults play vital, positive roles in our communities – as family members, friends, mentors, volunteers, civic leaders, members of the workforce, and more. Just as every person is unique, so too is how they age and how they choose to do it – and there is no “right” way.

This year’s theme – AGE MY ...

Police Arrest Florham Park Little League's Treasurer After League Discovers Missing Funds

May 18, 2022

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - The Florham Park Police have announced a recent arrest of a resident, accused of stealing money from the Florham Park Little League while holding the role of Treasurer of the League.

The incident was first brought to light during the winter of 2022.

According to the police, the Florham Park Little League filed a complaint on February 22nd with the Florham Park Police ...

Chatham Moms Object to Sexual Content Being Taught in 11th Grade Health Education Class at Chatham Board of Education Meeting

CHATHAM, NJ -- A group of Chatham mothers came before the Chatham Board of Education to voice their concerns about specific lessons being taught in health classes in the district at the regular meeting of the Chatham Board of Education on Monday night.

The Chatham moms, who belong to a local chapter of the Moms for Liberty parental rights organization, also spoke out against the new state ...

Police: Man Used Credit Cards Stolen from Denville Vehicles

DENVILLE, NJ - A Paterson man burglarized vehicles in Denville and then used credit cards he stole from them, according to police.

The man, Jazzmeir Mims, 23, faces charges of burglary, fraudulent use of credit cdards and criminal mischief, police said.

They said they responded May 4 to a report of two motor vehicle burglaries that took place in the parking lot of 3130 Route 10 ...

UPDATE: Meadowbrook Court Incident Resolved Safely; Summit Police Say Victim Has Been Taken to Hospital

May 18, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ - The tense afternoon situation that involved a woman barricading herself inside a Meadowbrook Court residence with a firearm today has been resolved safely.

A Summit Police Department Nixle Alert at 3:53 p.m. stated, "Situation on Meadowbrook Court is now resolved. Victim is being transported to hospital. No injuries."

“I am pleased with the professional response ...

Boat Parade and MAGA Drag the Interstate Parade Set for Saturday June 4

STAFFORD - The MAGA boat parades are back in 2022!  Readers might recall the MAGA boat parades that took place in 2020 all over the nation. 

Former Stafford Township Councilman George Williams is organizing the parade this year. It will take place on June 4. There will be a ‘MAGA Boat Parade’ and ‘MAGA Drag’ auto driving event that day.

The boat part ...

Superintendent Announces That Masks Are Strongly Recommended As COVID-19 Activity Reaches the High-Level Range

West Orange Superintendent Dr. Lauren Schoen issued an email stating, “The current COVID-19 Activity Level (CALI) index for the Northeast region (which includes West Orange) has moved to the HIGH range. This means that there is an increased number of positive COVID-19 cases reported in our area.”

The New Jersey Departments of Health and Education, as well as local health ...

Gov. Murphy Announces Police Licensing Proposal Aiming to Build Community Trust

May 19, 2022

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Aiming to “lift the unfair stigma” placed on law enforcement, Gov. Phil Murphy along with Acting Attorney General Matt Platkin announced a new police licensing program that will require all law enforcement officers hold a valid, active license issued by the Police Training Commission (PTC) in order to be employed in the ...

Bill Aiming to Ban Large Boxes for Small Items Passes Assembly Committee with Strong Opposition

TRENTON, NJ — “This is a horrendous piece of legislation,” said Assemblyman Brian Bergen (R - District 25) during the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee meeting on Monday. 

His objection came prior to the committee clearing Assemblyman John McKeon’s (D - District 27) oversized box regulation. The new legislation would prohibit retailers ...

Federal Funding Grants Announced for Fire Departments

HACKENSACK, NJ — More protection is coming for New Jersey’s firefighters. 

In a news conference Monday, Gov. Phil Murphy announced the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program, which will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning, and sanitization equipment.  

The Firefighter Grant ...

Hawthorne 10-Year-Old Holds Epic Lemonade Sale to Raise $5,000 for Young Girl with Cancer

May 13, 2022

HAWTHORNE, NJ - When 10-year-old Peyton Cohen decided to host a lemonade fundraiser for Natalie Ferguson, a 4-year-old battling brain cancer, Peyton had no idea how it would catch on, or that she could raise thousands of dollars in a single day. But word of the lemonade fundraiser spread throughout the town and brought an epic response.

“It was amazing! We had cars going all the way ...

NJ Family To Cheer on Own Horse at Kentucky Derby

KENTUCKY - A New Jersey family is preparing to cheer on its own horse at this weekend’s 2022 Kentucky Derby.

Bridgewater residents Tom and Carol Hopkins are part owners of Donegal Racing’s Mo Donegal, a 3-year-old horse set to compete in the Derby.

Tom Hopkins has been interested in racing since growing up on Long Island, near the Roosevelt Raceway. In the 1970s, he formed a ...

Historic 50-Mile Tour of Somerville Returns on Memorial Day

May 17, 2022

SOMERVILLE, NJ – When hometown hero Furman Kugler crossed the finish line in 1940 ahead of Johnny Webber of Milwaukee to win the first Tour of Somerville bicycle race before a crowd of 20,000, Mayor Freas Hess told a reporter, “Maybe we should do this again next year.”

They did, and with the exception of World War II and a two-year pandemic hiatus, America’s oldest ...

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! The New Jersey Renaissance Faire Returns

MANSFIELD, NJ — The New Jersey Renaissance Faire is back for its 13th Season of rousing good fun over two weekends of the outdoor festival.

The New Jersey Renaissance Faire is known as the most interactive faire of its kind in the country that demonstrates a commitment to the time period as patrons walk through the castle gates to immediately become part of the ...

Hamilton's Azalea Festival Postponed to Sunday Due to Rain Forecast

HAMILTON, NJ — With rain and wind in the weather forecast for Saturday, the Hamilton Township Azalea Festival has been postponed to Sunday, May 8.

The festival is returning after three years when it was not held because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Hamilton Azalea Festival will now be held on Mother's Day -- Sunday, May 8 between 10:00a.m. and 4:00p.m. at Sayen ...

Madison Area YMCA is Having a YMCA

People who work at the Madison Area YMCA make positive changes in other people’s lives—which makes a difference in their own lives. Make a difference for others while making a difference for you—work at the Y! https://delivr.com/2qkvq

Join Us on Tuesday, April 5 from 8AM-1PM or 2-7PM in the Boszhardt Family Teen Center at the Family Center, 111 Kings Road Madison for our Job ...

Mount St. Mary Class of 2022 Future Athletic Plans Revealed

On the morning of May 12, Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung revealed the names of additional Class of 2022 student-athletes who have expressed their intent to further their athletic careers at the collegiate level. The following students were honored by Denise Materia, Director of Athletics and Assistant Directress (Student Life), S. Lisa D. Gambacorto, RSM, Ed.S. (Directress) in Mother Mary ...

Two Mount Saint Mary Academy Juniors Will Attend Summer Programs at Military Academies

WATCHUNG – Elizabeth Roper, Director of College Counseling at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, announced that Mary Claire Scheck of Metuchen and Renee Vozza of Westfield have been accepted to the Summer Academies of two military institutions. Mary Claire will attend USMA (U.S. Military Academy/West Point) Leadership Experience and Renee will attend USNA (U.S. Naval Academy/Navy) ...

Gabriella Robinson of Piscataway Garners Girl Scout Gold Award

WATCHUNG – Gabriella Robinson, a senior at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung and a resident of Piscataway, has earned her Gold Award after completing over 80 hours of community service in partnership with the Lower Raritan Partnership, the 4H Club, Jack and Jill of America, the Central NJ chapter, and the township of Piscataway and Middlesex County.

The nature of the Gold Award, ...

Get Ready to Be Wooed.....Meet Baby Bingo!

Meet baby BINGO, a happy-go-lucky retriever puppy who just wants to show you his favorite toys.

Sweet Bingo was surrendered to a local shelter after falling ill. We heard about Bingo's situation and rushed him to our partner vet, who determined that Bingo has a liver shunt. Essentially, this means that blood bypasses the liver instead of being carried into it to remove toxins and other ...

Can you help us find Amber a home?

Can you help us find Amber a home? When we saw this super sweet one-year-old lab mix, we knew she needed our help. Amber is 45 pounds and loves everyone she meets. She is an excellent combination of a happy-go-lucky gal who loves to play with other dogs and also enjoys a good movie night on the couch. Her sweet brown eyes, gentle demeanor, and playful personality make her a perfect addition to ...

Should the New Jersey state legislature suspend the current gas tax for the foreseeable future, given the increasing cost of fuel?

You're a typical New Jersey driver, who needs to fill up at the local gas pump. Each gallon you buy sends 42 cents  to the state and another 18 cents to the federal government. With gas prices going through the roof, there are calls by members of Congress to suspend some or all of those taxes for the remainder of the year.

Does suspending gas taxes work? It might save a few cents at ...

A 12-Step Guide for Selling Your Home

May 9, 2022

So, you've decided to sell your house—now what? There are many steps involved, and the whole process can sometimes seem confusing, even overwhelming. Well, we're here to help. While each home sale can be just a little different, there are a few things that they will have in common.

We've put together a handy guide to walk you through this journey from start to finish, to make ...

Existing-Home Sales Down 2.7%, Marking the Second Consecutive Decline

For the second month in a row, existing home sales dropped in March, down 2.7% from February. Compared to March of 2021, sales activity was down 4.5%. According to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR), total existing-home sales were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.77 million in March, compared to 6.04 million last year.

Regionally, only the West saw some reprieve, as sales ...

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Sat, May 21, 10:00 AM

Marina Waterfront Park, Carteret

Sea Scout Open House

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Sat, May 21, 5:30 PM

Madison Public Library, Madison

Friends of Madison Library Annual Benefit

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Regenus Center, East Hanover

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