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Budget, Old Lane Sewer Project Discussed at Montville Twp Committee Meeting

February 3, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – Township Administrator Victor Canning announced at the Jan. 23 township committee meeting that progress is being made on the township budget, but the capital and open space portions of the budget are “concluded.” Mayor Richard Conklin said the special Jan. 13 Saturday work session meeting was very successful.

Canning called the budget a zero budget, meaning, ...

Rumored Firing of Soccer Coach Brings Droves to Montville Board of Ed Mtg

February 16, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – Many dismayed residents and students appeared before the Montville Township Board of Education at their Feb. 6 meeting to state their anger regarding the “firing” of high school physical education teacher Kevin Brown as coach for the varsity soccer team for the fall 2018 season. From residents’ comments at the meeting, the problem seems to have stemmed from ...

Montville Township Public Schools Named a 2018 New Jersey District of Character, Lazar and William Mason Also Recognized

MONTVILLE, NJ – On Jan. 26, the Montville Township Public Schools received notification that the New Jersey Alliance for Social, Emotional and Character Development (NJASECD) had selected the district as a 2018 New Jersey District of Character. Additionally, Robert R. Lazar Middle School was named a 2018 New Jersey School of Character and William Mason ...

Montville Ice Hockey Wins Haas Cup Championship

February 17, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ - After his team’s 4-1 victory over Mountain Lakes in the Haas Cup semifinal on Monday, Montville ice hockey head coach Alex Beatrice said that whoever plays the hardest from the opening puck drop to the final buzzer will win the Haas Cup on Thursday.

In the end, the team that did that was his Montville Mustangs as they defeated the Whippany Park Wildcats 4-0 at Mennen ...

Boys Basketball: Morristown Nails Five 3-Pointers in Win Against Montville

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morristown boys basketball team – peaking at the right time in the midst of its unexpected Morris County Tournament run – celebrated Senior Day in style.

The Colonials picked up their first win in league play on Thursday night, knocking off Montville by a 45-39 score to move their overall record to 10-12 on the season, and 1-6 in NJAC-United ...

Girls Basketball: Montville Victorious Over Sparta on Thursday, 45-33

MONTVILLE, NJ - With three games to go in the regular season, Montville tied its win total of 18 from last year with a 45-33 victory over Sparta on Thursday at home.

The Spartans came out strong outscoring Montville 12-8 in the first quarter. However, the Lady Mustangs answered back with 18 points to Sparta's 6 in the second quarter. Montville's Emma Wax ...

Montville Girl Scouts Paint Hearts of Hope

February 12, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township Girl Scouts of all ages lent a hand to inspire some hope in the hearts of the residents at Wanaque Rehabilitation Center when the girls of Cadette Troop 4559 sponsored a “Hearts of Hope” painting event at the Senior House on Jan. 20.

First created in response to the events of Sept. 11, 2001, Hearts of Hope is an organization dedicated to ...

Travels Spotlight - Coast Guard Ends Search for Fishermen Lost at Sea, Fund Established to Help Family

February 17, 2018

TAPintoTravels is here to promote travel whether it is for work or pleasure.  Most of our reporting is fun and helpful.  However on rare occasions, we do have to report on heart breaking stories.  It is always hardest when it involves men with families that have been lost at sea.  Please consider assisting this family in need and keep them in your thoughts or ...

Local Travel Ideas: Try Somerset County Top 6 Weekend Events

Top Six Things to do in Somerset County: 

Weekend Top 10: 2.16 to 2.19 - A weekend celebrating Warmer Days!

1. Winter Market, Duke Farms

2. The Mountaintop, Theatre at RVCC - Friday featuring the Peking Acrobats.

3. State Theatre New Jersey - nothing scheduled this weekend - next show Feb 22 

4. Heritage Trail ...

With Valentine’s Day Being a Wednesday - Travel is Difficult - How About Enjoying a Romantic Travel Film Instead?

TAPintoTravels - Normally, it is not a practice of TAPinto Travels to discourage vacationing for such a romantic holiday.  With Valentine’s Day being a Wednesday, it simply isn’t practical. Instead, why not watch a romantic movie that will certainly encourage you to travel to a wonderful location?  TAPinto Travels recommends Somewhere in Time.  

It is one of our ...

Montville Library Increasing Fines, Seeing Borrowing Delays

February 5, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Public Library is experiencing delays in acquiring inter-library loans from other libraries, according to an announcement on the library’s website.

This is due to problems with the new delivery service the state library has contracted with this year, Montville Township Public Library Director Allan Kleiman told TAPinto ...

"How to Appeal Property Taxes" Subject of Seminar at Dems' Meeting

February 8, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – In a year when property tax credits have become a hot issue due to the new tax plan, former Morris County tax commissioner George Stafford spoke at the Jan. 18 Montville Township Democratic Committee meeting to offer tips on appealing one’s property taxes.

Stafford said the first thing that’s important to understand is that you’re not actually filing an ...

TAPinto.net Named Partner of the Year by NJ News Commons

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -  TAPinto.net has been named Partner of the Year by NJ News Commons, a network of more than 230 news organizations across New Jersey.  The award goes to a journalist or news organization that showed overall excellence in their work for 2017.    

Joe Amditis, Associate Director of the Center for Cooperative Media, said TAPinto won the award ...

Parent Guide to Helping Kids Cope With the Florida Mass Shooting

February 16, 2018

The massacre at a Florida high school on Wednesday is hard for adults to wrap their head around, but it can be completely overwhelming for children who hear about it or see images of the carnage. Parents need to help guide their children through the fear, anger, upset and helplessness such a horrific attack can stir up in children.

“The first thing parents should do is assess their own ...

Student Says ‘It’s Almost Normal to Juul Here’ at Westfield High School

Editor’s note: This story about the rise in teen e-cigarette use, written by Westfield High School student Greta Frontero, originally ran in the Jan. 8 edition of WHS student newspaper Hi’s Eye.

WESTFIELD, NJ — A 12th-grade Westfield High School female said she doesn’t bring her Juul to school, but will use someone else’s if the opportunity ...

Atlantic Health, Five Additional NJ Hospital Systems Partner to Form 'Healthcare Transformation Consortium'

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Recently, Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase announced they were joining forces to reduce healthcare costs. Now six New Jersey-based health care systems, including Atlantic Health System, have been working on the same goal, and have formed a consortium designed to reduce costs, expand access and enhance care for their employees.

Atlantic Health System, ...

Dave and Busters Opens Second Garden State Location in Wayne

February 13, 2018

WAYNE, NJ - Dave and Busters at Williowbrook Mall opens February 14. TAPinto got an invitation-only preview of Dave and Buster's Willowbrook Mall location with a chance to play games and indulge in food and drink. This location is the second to open in the Garden State and the 109th to open in the chain.

General Manager Dan McGuiness explained that Dave and Buster's ...

Local Equine Rescues Invited To Participate In Help A Horse Day

February 17, 2018

NEW YORK—The ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) has opened registration for its fifth annual ASPCA Help a Horse Day contest.

The nationwide competition for equine rescues and sanctuaries is designed to raise awareness about the year-round lifesaving work rescues do to find homes for horses. This year’s contest has been expanded to ...

New Law Requires Amateur Sports Organizations To Report Sexual Abuse

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Bill 534, Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 was signed into law on Jan. 14, 2018, effective immediately.

The bill imposes a duty on amateur sports organizations, including US Equestrian and its members, to report suspected sex-abuse to local or federal law enforcement or to a child-welfare ...

Collegiate Equestrian: Auburn takes down Georgia; Desiderio Is Rider Of The Month

Local Riders Helping Their Teams Win

The No. 4 Auburn equestrian team put together an impressive showing on the road on Feb. 9, taking down No. 1 Georgia, 12-6. The victory moved the Tigers to 5-3 overall and 2-2 in the Southeastern Conference.

In Horsemanship Sophomore Kara Kaufmann, of Belvidere, N.J. tied Madison Anger, 71.5-71.5 to help Auburn win the division 4-0-1.

“This team ...

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Sat, February 17, 1:00 PM

Pyramid Mountain, Montville Township

"Winter Birds" Hike

Education Health & Wellness

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Sun, February 18, 1:00 PM

Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area, Montville Township

Snowshoe Sundays at Pyramid Mtn

Health & Wellness

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Tue, February 20, 4:00 PM

Pyramid Mountain, Montville Township

Maple Sugaring on the Mountain

Education Food & Drink

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Thu, February 22, 7:30 PM

Montville Township Municipal Building , Montville

Planning Board Meeting

Government

Towaco Civic Association Scholarship Applications Available

February 16, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – Calling all high school seniors living in Montville Township! It's time to apply for the annual Towaco Civic Association scholarship award. The winning applicant will be selected based on their community service record.

Applications are available at Montville Township High School, or email alan.guenzel@wfafinet.com for information.

The deadline to apply is March ...

Boy Scout Michael Manetta Achieves Eagle Scout Ranking

February 11, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – Members of Boy Scout Troop 74 gathered on Jan. 14 as Scout Michael Manetta was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at his Court of Honor.

Officials such as members of the Montville Township Committee, the Montville Township Board of Education, former post commander Frank Warholic of VFW Post 5481, Dee Cook, who is treasurer of the Dog Park Advisory Committee and Fishawack ...

2-Hour Delay for Montville Township Public Schools on Thursday

February 7, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ - Montville Township Public Schools will have a 2-hour delayed opening tomorrow, Feb. 8, according to Superintendent of Schools Rene Rovtar. MEDLC will open at 9 a.m. and buses will run two hours later than usual schedules.

Morris County Prosecutor Appointed to New Jersey Criminal Sentencing and Disposition Commission

February 15, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - On the morning of Sunday, Feb. 11 2018, Governor Phil Murphy held a press conference at the Messiah Baptist Church in East Orange to announce that he was going to reconvene the New Jersey Criminal Justice Sentencing and Disposition Commission. Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp and MCPO Detective Patrick LaGuerre, formerly a member of the East Orange Police ...

Nutley Closes School Due to Security Threat

February 16, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Police Department and the Essex County Bomb Unit have finished investigating a security concern.  As a precaution, the school was canceled on Friday after a video was posted to Instagram that suggested a possible threat to schools. Dr. Julie Glazer, Nutley Superintendent of Schools, made the decision late Thursday night to close ...

Towaco Civic Association Scholarship Applications Available

February 16, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – Calling all high school seniors living in Montville Township! It's time to apply for the annual Towaco Civic Association scholarship award. The winning applicant will be selected based on their community service record.

Applications are available at Montville Township High School, or email alan.guenzel@wfafinet.com for information.

The deadline to apply is March ...

Columns

How to Talk with Kids About the Florida Shooting

February 15, 2018

The tragedy of the Florida school shooting is devastating, leaving 17 killed and 15 injured. Our children can easily identify with what occurred. It will be the topic of conversation today in schools everywhere. School administrators are doing all they can to provide support and guidance. The shootings affect children, teachers, and school personnel. The school shooting can have an ...

Ask the Care Advocate Your Elder Care Questions Today

MONTVILLE, NJ - TAPinto Montville and LMR Elder Care have announced a new monthly advice column: Ask the Care Advocate.  Heidi Schnapp, Co-founder of LMR Elder Care, utilizes her knowledge and expertise in answering your questions concerning:

Helping aging parents and their ...

Another Luxury Listing in the Pond Section of Montville Presented by Century 21 The Crossing

MONTVILLE, NJ - Century 21 the Crossing and Jason Failla do it again!  Another luxury listing in the Pond section of Montville.

"This new listing has had over 13,000 views in less then a week," Century 21 The Crossing's Jason Failla said. "Anyone can list your home, it takes a comprehensive marketing strategy to sell it!"

"Luxury is in each ...

Century 21 Open Houses

MONTVILLE, NJ - Century 21 presents the following open houses:

Saturday, Jan. 27 from 1 - 4 p.m.

Brownstones at Fairfield, Stonybrook Circle (Using GPS - Enter 66 Two Bridges Road)

Sunday, Jan. 28 from 1 - 4 p.m.

Brownstones at Fairfield, Stonybrook Circle (Using GPS - Enter 66 Two Bridges Road)
8 Summit Drive, Bld #10, North Caldwell
12 ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast Medical Minute: Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center

On this episode of the AtlantiCast Medical Minute, we’ll take you inside the Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center, with the center’s director, Jason Lowenstein, MD.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M7euCp86-c

AtlantiCast Episode 011

Breaking Atlantic Health System news on this week’s AtlantiCast! Plus, find out why Morristown Medical Center is one of the best hospitals in the nation when it comes to recovering from joint surgery, see the newest center for fighting brain cancer and an Atlantic Health System red-carpet premiere!

 

The Best Way to Pay Your Child a Compliment

“Of course you’re good-looking.”  “You’re the best friend ever.”  “Who wouldn’t want you on their team?”  Is there a parent out there (including me) who hasn’t praised a child in order to make him or her feel better?  Sometimes it’s true, and sometimes we say it because we just can’t stand to see them ...

'What Stays' exposes family secrets and lies

‘What Stays’ exposes family secrets, resentment and lies

By Liz Keill

SUMMIT, NJ – In an original play by Laura Ekstrand and Jason Szamreta, the Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre has provided an enlightening, funny and heart-felt view of family foibles.

Ekstrand has said that the germ of the play came from conversations with the ensemble members of the troupe, based on ...

'American Hero' explores with powerful performances

‘American Hero’ pulses with tension, clashing emotions at George Street

By Liz Keill

NEW BRUNWICK – The issue of social injustice makes its way into “American Hero,” the second play in a trilogy by Christopher Demo-Brown.

Armand Schultz as Rob is to receive a medal of honor for his heroic actions during the Iraq war. Although he lost the use of his legs, he ...

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