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Morristown Boys Soccer Hand Pope John an 8-1 Loss

September 26, 2016

MORRIS TOWNSHIP – After Pope John had scored to even things up at 1-1 early in the first half, the Morristown boys soccer team had quite the response in store for the Lions:

 

Seven unanswered goals.

 

Aaron Castillo led the way for two goals and an assist for the Colonials, who steamrolled the visitors from Sparta, 8-1, on Monday afternoon at Greystone Park.

Morristown's Unity Charter School's Cross Country Team is Up and Running

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Unity Charter School's cross country team competed in their first meet this past Saturday.  It was cold and rainy at the Six Flags Invitational 2400m course, but that didn't dampen anyone's spirits. Lead by 7th grader Kayla and 8th grader Matthew, both the girls and boys teams finished in the top 10 out of over 250 combined male and female runners from ...

Morristown Girls Tennis team Finished Second in Morris County Tournament

RANDOLPH, NJ - The Chatham girls tennis team won its fourth consecutive Morris County Tournament title, winning four of the five finals to gain 24 points and finish ahead of runner-up Morristown with 17 pionts and third-place Mendham with 15 on Sunday at the County College of Morris.

The Lady Cougars won at second singles with Seden Agar repeating as MCT champion; won at third singles with ...

Provident Bank Foundation Awards $7,500 grant to Morristown Performing Arts Center

September 23, 2016

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Provident Bank Foundation has awarded a $7,500 grant to Mayo Performing Arts Center to support the Theatre's Music Student of the Month Program (MSOM). This marks the fourth year that The Provident Bank Foundation has supported this student recognition initiative.

Entering its 14th year, MSOM is a recognition program with the objective of honoring the ...

Professional Development Conference at a Morristown College Taps Dr. Oz as Keynote Speaker

Morristown, NJ —The New Jersey Association of Independent Schools (NJAIS)  announced it will hold its Biennial Professional Development Conference on Monday, 24 October 2016, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the College and Academy of Saint Elizabeth in Convent Station, NJ.  Dr. Oz is the Keynote Speaker.

The theme for the conference is The Life Skills Summit: ...

Deputy Mayor to Andrew Chin of Morristown High School; "You Embody the Spirit of America"

MORRISTOWN, NJ - To exuberant applause and bursting pride, Andrew Chin received his Eagle Scout ranking in a ceremony Saturday afternoon at Morristown High School.

The rank of Eagle Scout is the highest advancement rank in Boy Scouting, with more than 2 million earning that rank since 1912. It is achieved through a number of different experiences, including the amount of merit badges earned ...

Morristown-Beard 7th Graders Volunteer with Morristown's Neighborhood House

September 24, 2016

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown-Beard School has continued its community service partnership with The Neighborhood House of Morristown again this year.  Throughout the school year, a different MBS 7th grade advisory will visit The Neighborhood House each month, and the students will assist the preschool teachers by reading books aloud in class, playing games, and participating in other ...

Morristown School Swiftly Deals With Second Security Concern

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  On Sunday evening, parents in the Morris School District were notified by email of a recent threat on social media towards a middle school presumed to be Frelinghuysen Middle School (FMS).  According to a joint letter from the Superintendent of Schools and the Principal of FMS, a non-specific threat was made on Sunday morning on a social media ...

Additional Police Presence Will Continue For Morristown's Middle School

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Parents were informed by email that the Morris School District will continue police presence throughout the week due to the incident that occurred over the weekend. Authorities discovered a backpack with ammunition at Veteran's Field, a public park on West Hanover Avenue. Due to the close proximity to Frelinghuysen Middle School, the district added ...

Fighter Jet Flyby Over Morris County on Wednesday Generates Concern

September 21, 2016

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - Residents took to Facebook on Wednesday morning seeking any information on a jet plane that was flying "low and loud" over the rooftops of parts of Morris County. Many residents were jolted awake as their homes shook while others ran outside in fear that a plane was crashing nearby or a security threat was occurring.

According to the FAA and ...

Shred Event Comes to Morristown; October 8

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Town of Morristown will sponsor a Community Shredding Event on Saturday October 8, in the parking lot of Town Hall, from 9 a.m. - 12 noon.

Residents of Morristown can bring confidential and sensitive papers and documents to be shredded for recycling. All other paper should be recycled. No more than ten pounds of paper will be accepted. Please bring the paper in paper ...

Morristown Police Implement Additonal Safety Measures for This Weekend's Fall Festival

September 22, 2016

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  In light of recent incidents in our area, the Morristown Police have announced that the Police Bureau will be working closely with the Morristown Partnership to ensure the safety of everyone who attends this Sunday's Festival on the Green.

Morristown Police have stated that additional measures at Sunday’s Festival will include the ...

Morristown Police: Bomb Scare Man Never Actually Arrested

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Connecticut man accused by police of causing a bomb scare Tuesday was not arrested, and then freed, as was originally announced by town officials, police said today. They are now saying he was never placed under arrest.

In a "correction and clarification" distributed Wednesday, Morristown police said the individual involved in the bomb scare was only taken, ...

Morristown Happenings: Things to do in Morristown this Weekend

September 23, 2016

MORRISTOWN, NJ - How are you going to usher in the first official weekend of fall? There are many activities in and around Morristown to keep you busy. But don't forget the bike paths, nature walks, parks, and historic sites to explore too. Whatever you decide, have a great weekend!

Friday September 23

The Folk Project Presents...Calan; Morristown Unitarian Fellowship; ...

Morristown Happenings: Things to do in Morristown this Weekend

MORRISTOWN, NJ- It's almost the weekend! There are 5K's, bike races, music, farm stands and much much more. Take advantage of the beautiful fall weather and explore Morristown's historic sites as well as walking trails. Have a great weekend everyone!

 

Friday September 16

Morristown High School Football takes on Randolph High School; Randolph; 7pm

The Minstrel ...

JCP&L Continues Tree Trimming to Enhance System Reliability

September 21, 2016

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) forestry contractors are scheduled to trim trees in more than 60 municipalities over the next two months as part of the company’s ongoing efforts to maintain proper clearances around electrical equipment to help protect against tree-related outages.     

Since the beginning of the year, work has been completed ...

TAP Readers Invited to Attend Swap The Biz “Social Pitch Networking Gala”

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Does the idea of networking cause you to break out into hives or a sweat? Do you avoid networking opportunities because you have had bad experiences in the past?

It doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, networking can be fun and lead to great business opportunities if it is done right. And, if you learn the Swap The Biz “Social Pitch” technique— you ...

Atlantic Sports Health Provides Sports Medicine Service to Now- Co-Ed College of Saint Elizabeth Division III Athletes

September 21, 2016

MORRISTOWN, NJ – As the College of Saint Elizabeth’s welcomes male students for the first time, Atlantic Sports Health, New Jersey’s leader in the diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries, today announced it will provide enhanced sports medicine support for the College’s male and female Division III athletes.

Under this agreement, Atlantic Health System, one of the ...

Over 200 Cyclists Participate in Bike MS: Country Challenge 2016; Raise Over $200,000 for Research

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Cycling is a great way to lose weight, socialize and distress. But, for more than 200 cyclists on Saturday, their hobby went towards raising more than $200,000 for multiple sclerosis (MS) research.

Across from Loantaka Brook Park and the sleepy horses grazing at Seton Hackney Stables, cyclists of all skill levels gathered at 475 South Street starting at 6:45 in the morning to ...

Sixteen Acclaimed Chefs Fight Hunger by Participating In Benefit Dinner at Morristown Hotel

September 22, 2016

MORRISTOWN, NJ – The Community FoodBank of New Jersey will host its Fourth Annual Chefs Tableside Dinner at The Westin Governor Morris on Friday, September 23. Sixteen acclaimed chefs will donate their time and talents to create an unforgettable culinary experience. Due to the generous sponsorship of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and support from others, the FoodBank expects to raise more than ...

Kellogg's Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles Recalled

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Kellogg Company is voluntarily recalling 10,000 cases of Kellogg's Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles due to a potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the FDA announced on Tuesday morning.

According to the statement, listerian monocytogenes can cause serious and sometime fatal problems in young children, the elderly and others with a weakened immune ...

Leaf Pickup To Begin in Morristown on October 3

September 13, 2016

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The month of September brings all the sights and smells of fall. This time of year brings to mind the smell of warm apple pie, pumpkin spice lattes and apple cider, not to mention the falling leaves. The beautifully colored brown, yellow and orange leaves that float from above and cover driveways, sidewalks and lawns. At first, one falls, then a couple and before you ...

Gran Fondo NJ Comes to Morristown This Weekend

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris County Board of Freeholders have proclaimed the weekend of Sept. 10-11 as “2016 Gran Fondo NJ Weekend’’ in Morris County, to herald the sixth annual statewide and regional cycling event that will start and finish on Sept. 11 in Morristown, drawing some 2,300 cyclists and many hundreds more families and friends to Morris County.

Former NY Giant Charles Way, Wife Tahesha join Komen North Jersey to Fight Breast Cancer; Way Joins 2017 'Pink Tie Guys' Class

September 22, 2016

Susan G. Komen North Jersey recently announced that former New York Giants player Charles Way has committed to being a 2017 Pink Tie Guy. The Susan G. Komen North Jersey Pink Tie Guys are partners in the Komen promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever. This exclusive group of gentleman are advocates of Komen North Jersey by helping to raise funds and spread the message about the ...

Morristown's Leanne Blair Joins Leadership Group for First Annual Greater Northern New Jersey Heart Walk

ROSELAND, NJ — The first-annual Greater Northern New Jersey Heart Walk, combining three former walks (Essex County, Morris County and Union County) into one mega walk, will be held at the ADP Corporate Headquarters on Sunday, Oct. 23 in Roseland. 

The funds raised at the Heart Walk support putting up-to-the-minute research into doctors’ hands so that they can better prevent ...

Morristown Community Service Coordinator Charged With Bribery

September 14, 2016

MORRISTOWN, NJ  – A 53 year old Dover man, who worked as a community service coordinator for a Morristown church, took bribes from people on probation in return for filing false reports about the hours they worked, said authorities.

The man, Maurice Underhill, faces charges including bribery, tampering and falsifying records and obstruction of the administration of law, ...

Morristown Area Students Invited to Explore Careers in Law; September 24

MORRISTOWN, NJ  – The Morris County Bar Foundation and Exploring Post 22 invite students ages 14 - 20 to attend the Law Symposium, a program about careers in law.  The event will be held on Saturday September 24, 2016 from 9:00 am until 12:45 pm at the Morristown Campus of the County College of Morris (30 Schuyler Place Morristown).  Those interested are encouraged to attend ...

Morristown's Community Soup Kitchen & Outreach Center Loses One of its Own to Cancer

September 13, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - The Community Soup Kitchen & Outreach Center in Morristown has lost one of its own. Marla Dufendach Drury, 54,  passed peacefully due to complications from cancer on Sept. 7, 2016. 

Born in Milford, Delaware and raised in Houston, Delaware; she had lived in Chatham Township since 1989. Drury was graduated from the University of Delaware and ...

Savor the Fall with a New Jersey Winery Tour

September 26, 2016

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Cancel the trip to Tuscany. New Jersey is receiving a great deal of acclaim for their vineyards with award-winning wines being produced every day.  Americans are enjoying fine wine like never before and the Garden State has become a destination for winery tours and tastings.  Many wineries also offer delightful dining on their scenic ...

Four Ideas for Family Fun this Weekend

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Enjoy the crisp fall air this weekend by traveling to Northern New Jersey for a slew of fun-filled festivals and events. With plenty of food, drink, and music at each event, you and your entire family are guaranteed to go home happy.

Oktoberfest at Mountain Creek in Vernon

Every year, Mountain Creek holds the top Oktoberfest in the entire ...

Visit the Statue of Liberty this Autumn

TAPinto Travels recommends a trip to the Statue of Liberty this autumn.  

Getting to and from Ellis Island is extremely different than what our ancestor’s experienced when they came from faraway lands. Even though the island is no longer used as an entry port for new immigrants, two ferries make it easy for anyone to see both Liberty Island and Ellis Island; one from Battery Park in ...

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Morris & Essex Kennel Club Brings All Breed Match Show and My Dog Fun Day to Madison

September 26, 2016

MADISON, NJ - The Morris & Essex Kennel Club (M&E) will host its All-Breed Match Show as part of the annual Bottle Hill Day, Saturday, October 1 at Dodge Field in Madison, New Jersey.  

Along with the five match show rings, the club is hosting “My Dog Fun Day” attractions for all dogs and their owners, including: the AKC “My Dog Can Do That” beginning ...

Celebrity Chef Showdown Oct. 6 Heralds Arrival of Soup Kitchen 411; Event Serves as Fundraiser to Fight Hunger

September 24, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - More than 45,000,000 Americans struggle just to put food on the table. Soup Kitchen 411, a newly-formed non-profit, is aiming to stamp out hunger because the organization and its supporters believe the problem is 100% solvable.

Soup Kitchen 411 is a web-based portal containing a national directory of information and links with ...

The Folk Project Presents an Evening With Calan

September 23, 2016

 

 

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Folk Project is proud to present Welsh band, Calan. The concert will be held at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship located at 21 Normandy Heights Road in Morristown on Friday evening, September 23rd, 2016 at 8:00pm.

 

Calan brings together the remarkable talents of 5 young musicians, giving a fresh and vibrant sound to ...

Morris Plains Pet Store celebrates Stella's 5th Birthday; Free Doggie Bags

Morris Plains, NJ –It’s that time of year again, It’s Stella’s Birthday! On October 1st Terry’s Pet Depot will be celebrating Stella. The whole store will be 20% off and free doggie bags will be given out to all visitors that are on a leash. Terry’s will also have cake for all shoppers including your furry friends

“At Terry’s Pet Depot ...

Boys in K-5 – Cub Scout Packs will hold an open house at the Morristown Creamery

MORRISTOWN, NJ - On Thursday, September 22, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, boys in K-5 and their parents are invited to drop into the Creamery to learn about the Cub Scout packs in Morristown. Cub Scouting is a family focused program that teaches boys life skills, instills values, and is fun, fun, fun!

If you are not able to get to the Creamery that night, contact:

HILLCREST & ...

Morristown Area University Which was Voted 4th Most Haunted University in America Holds Ghost Tour; October 14

September 24, 2016

Do you believe in ghosts?  If not, Drew University, located in Madison, NJ just might be able to change your opinion!  Located ideally 15 miles as the crow flies from Times Square New York, the small Liberal Arts, Graduate, and Theological University attracts many, ever since the university’s establishment in 1867.  Drew, nicknamed “The Forest,” was recently ...

Morristown Fall Festival

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Morristown's Fall Festival returns this weekend to The Green. The annual festival with run from 12 noon to 5pm on Sunday September 25.

The Morristown Partnership has teamed up with local businesses and restaurants to provide an afternoon of food, activities and entertainment for all ages. The event is rain or shine and free to attend. There are over 150 ...

Cornerstone Family Programs’ Annual  Bowl-A-Thon to raise money for Cornerstone Kids 

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Cornerstone Family Programs’ 9th Annual Bowl-A-Thon will be held on Friday, October 14, 6:00 pm at Hanover Lanes in East Hanover. Bowlers, from beginners to experts, are invited to enjoy a great night on the lanes with food, drinks and fun, all while raising money to support Cornerstone programs for kids.

 

Bowlers, in teams, will compete for prizes and trophies ...

Dial-A-Ride Driver Needed

September 22, 2016

RANDOLPH, NJ - Randolph Township Dial-a-Ride Driver (P/T Substitute) needed. A substitute bus driver would provide transportation for senior citizens and disabled individuals to and from doctor's appointments. This is an on call position, which is needed to fill in for vacations and sick days for our regular staff.

You must be available Monday through Friday and have a valid NJ ...

Morristown's First Day of School Photo Contest; Winner Announced

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Thank you to the readers who sent in photos of the first day of school. The winner of the First Day of School Photo Contest is a photo of Kirsti France's son on his first day of first grade.

Congratulations!

 

 

Free Performances of the Mozart Requiem on the 15th Anniversary of 9/11, Presented by the Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture

MORRISTOWN, NJ – A free performance of Mozart Requiem will be held at the Presbyterian Church in Morristown on Monday September 12 at 7pm. The concert will conclude a consecutive series of four concerts, from September 9th to 12th, dedicated to all the victims of the events of 9/11 and its violent aftermath, which still continues to effect the world.

The Schiller Institute NY Community ...

Attention Morristown Residents looking to Return to School or Students Looking to Transfer; CCM to Hold Fall Open House October 15

September 19, 2016

RANDOLPH, NJ -- County College of Morris (CCM) will be holding its Fall Open House on Saturday, October 15, for high school students and their parents, students attending other colleges who are looking to transfer, and adults interested in returning to school.

The Open House takes place in the Student Community Center on CCM’s Randolph campus, 214 Center Grove Road. Two sessions ...

Homeless Solutions Benefits from Morristown's Gran Fondo

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Homeless Solutions, Inc. (HSI) was one of the non-profit beneficiaries of the 2016 Gran Fondo NJ, held on Sunday, September 11 in Morristown, NJ.  Over 2,400 riders participated in the event, and Homeless Solutions hosted their own team, “Riding for Homes” The team consisted of 45 members including  HSI Board member Sally Muscarella, Karen Scott, ...

Morris Township Pool Schedules End of Season Party

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris Township Department of Parks and Recreation and the Morris Township Parks and Recreation  Advisory Committee will host their Annual End of Season Swim Pool Picnic & BBQ on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Ginty Pool.  The event is open to all Morris Township residents and their guests and all non-resident swim pool ...

JCP&L Continues Tree Trimming to Enhance System Reliability

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) forestry contractors are scheduled to trim trees in more than 60 municipalities over the next two months as part of the company’s ongoing efforts to maintain proper clearances around electrical equipment to help protect against tree-related outages.     

Since the beginning of the year, work has been completed on more than 2,000 ...

First Annual NFL Kickoff Event

Wyckoff, NJ, -  Metro Dx and Millers Pharmacy hosted their first annual VIP NFL Season Kickoff appreciation event with New York Giants Super Bowl Champions Bart Oates and Jim Burt in attendance. Physicians and office staff were invited for hors d’oeuvres and refreshments as well as the chance to meet NFL players, get autographs and take photos with Giants Sports ...

Study finds many older adults not taking their high blood pressure medication – increasing risk of stroke and heart attack

A study reported in the CDC publication Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) reveals that 26% of people 65 and over with high blood pressure either don’t take their medication as directed or stop taking it altogether, increasing their risk of stroke ...

Parents are the only hope for NJ public education

September 26, 2016

I really wanted to take one of my precious few PTO days I had left to drive down to Trenton on September 7th and tell the State Board of Education how disappointed I was in them, again.... but more important things were going on. There was a Kindergarten bus to catch and a first day of school morning to have and I had already wasted 2 of those precious days on a state BOE that has all but ignored ...

Upcoming Events

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Tue, September 27, 12:00 AM

Tiff's Grill & Ale House, Morris Plains

Trivia Night

Food & Drink

Tue, September 27, 12:00 PM

Liberty Hall Museum, Union

Toys Through Time: History of American Fun

Education Other

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Tue, September 27, 1:00 PM

Carriage Club 55 + Community Room, Mt. Arlington

Healthy Bones: How to Protect Yourself from ...

Health & Wellness

Grants Available to Groups That Support Morris County History

September 26, 2016

 

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris County Heritage Commission has received a $43,520 grant to provide support for local history projects and general operating support from the New Jersey Historical Commission. 

 

The funding supports a variety of efforts to increase appreciation, knowledge, and preservation of Morris County’s history. 

 

Historical ...

Letting the Jean-ie Out of the Bottle

Sometime between the end of last spring and the beginning of this fall, someone snuck into my closet and shrunk all my jeans.  I tried to convince my husband that we had a problem with the dryer, but since all of his jeans still fit, it was a hard sell.  Without thinking it through, he scoffed and suggested that maybe it wasn't the jeans – maybe it was ...

Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben

Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben (Penguin, 2016)

 

Think Space Mountain in Disney World, which you ride in complete darkness. It's the only roller coaster in the world that I will ride on because I can't see all the scarey dips and whirls coming at me in the inkiness. Riding Space Mountain is the best analogy that I can think of for reading Harlan Coben's hottest best seller ...

‘Bathing in Moonlight’ Recalls 1950s Cuba

PRINCETON, NJ – Although this  play by Nilo Cruz is set in 2015, reflecting both Cuba and Miami, the theme is closer to struggles at least 30 years earlier. 

A priest who falls in love would more likely become an Episcopalian or even a Unitarian. So this dichotomy makes the whole premise less than believable. It’s really “The Thornbirds” revisited.
Raul ...