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Morristown Athletes Honored by New Jersey Interscholastic Athletic Associaition

July 18, 2017

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ   –  Morristown residents Luke Haralampoudis and Brenna Reilly were among the 365 high school athletes recognized at its annual scholar athlete luncheon on May 21. Haralampoudis from Morristown High School was recognized for basketball and golf. Reilly from Morristown Beard School cross country, basketball and track & field. 

“These ...

Morristown Beard Golfer Qualifies for U.S. Amateur Championship

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown-Beard School senior Pat Ryan ’18 will compete against the top young golfers in the world later this month when he tees it up in the 70th U.S Junior Amateur Championship at Flint Hills National Golf Club in Andover, Kansas from July 17th to July 22nd.

Ryan qualified for the prestigious tournament after securing one of two available spots among a field of 74 ...

Tri-Harder Kid's Triathlon Comes to Morris Township July 15

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Tri-Harder Kid's Triathlon Series is coming to Ginty Community Pool on Saturday July 15. The event focuses on participation and the importance of physical activity rather than places and scores. The event provides participants with general times and ribbons are given to all registrants. 

Participants ages 4 through 14 will swim, bike and run at the ...

$10,000 Grant Awarded to Support Outreach Program with a Portion Assisting Homeless College Students

July 11, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Visions and Pathways, a nonprofit agency that helps families and youth in-crisis throughout New Jersey  received a $10,000 grant from the Financial Resources Federal Credit Union (FRFCU). The funds will support the agency’s Outreach and Prevention program with offices in Morristown.

Approximately 800 youth in New Jersey “age-out” of foster care and are ...

Local College to Offer Dual Enrollment Program with University of Finance and Management in Warsaw, Poland

MORRISTOWN, NJ -The College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown and the University of Finance and Management (UFM) in Warsaw, Poland, are teaming up to offer a dual enrollment program for business students in fall 2017. Specifically, program participants will simultaneously earn a Master's in Finance from UFM, and either a Master of Science in Management/Human Resources Management specialization ...

Guidelines for Properly Displaying the American Flag

MORRISTOWN, NJ - As the community prepares to celebrate Independence Day, USA.gov and the Department of Veterans Affairs shares some helpful guidelines for showing respect to the symbol of the nation. Check out this helpful information before you fly the stars and stripes.

Traditional guidelines call for displaying the flag in public only from sunrise to sunset. However, the flag may be ...

Morristown High School Student Honored By Morris County Freeholders

July 7, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Aldo "Joe" Bangiola, along with seven other area teens, were recognized by the Morris County Freeholders in early June for their outstanding volunteer projects. The freeholders honored  eight Eagle and Gold Award Scouts for their local scout projects which benefited towns, neighborhoods, fire department, temples and churches.

Bangiola, who recently ...

Morris Plains' Kevin Waligora Named To UConn Dean's List

Univeristy of Connecticut student Kevin Waligora and William Welenc, both of Morris Plains graduated from the University of Connecticut.

Waligora earned a degree in Engineering and was named to the Dean's List for the spring 2017 semester. To earn Dean's List honors at UConn an undergraduate student must achieve a 3.75 grade point average or higher on the 4.0 ...

Morristown High School Graduates 460 Seniors

MORRISTOWN, NJ - On Thursday night, Morristown High School held its 144th commencement ceremony at Mennen Sports Arena honoring over 460 graduating students. Following speeches from Morristown High School Principal Mark Manning, Morristown superintendent Mackey Pendergrast and many others, each student came forward to receive their diplomas. 

After opening remarks from S.G.O President ...

Morristown Municipal Identification Program Launch

July 19, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NEW JERSEY - The Town of Morristown is pleased to announce the approval of the voluntary Morristown Municipal Identification Program for residents, effective on August 1, 2017. The Morristown I.D. is available for any resident over the age of 14 who can prove residency in the Town. The card shall display at minimum the resident’s full name, address, photograph, date of birth, ...

Former Gubernatorial Candidate Rogers on Trump Advisory Board

NUTLEY, NJ - Former NJ Gubernatorial Candidate Steven Rogers has accepted a position on the advisory board of U.S. President Donald J. Trump. Each week the advisory board will be briefed on current issues the president is addressing and each member will be the President's voice on major national television networks and print media.

“My job is to address the ...

Morristown Happenings: Things to do in Morristown this Weekend

July 21, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Music, movies, and more this weekend in Morristown. Be sure to check out all that Morristown has to offer! Have a great weekend!

 

Friday July 21

Ladybug Release at Grow it Green Morristown; 10am

Jazz in July; A Century of Jazz Highlighting: Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie and Duke Ellington; Morristown Library; 7pm - 9pm

The Minstrel presents Tom ...

Free Art Exhibit at Morristown National Historical Park's Jockey Hollow Visitor Center Through September 4

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown National Historical Park debuts its first collaboration with Dream Rocket Project (DRP), a project of the International Fiber Collective, Inc (IFC), to collect thousands of artworks from kids around world and use those works to wrap a 385′ Space Launch System (SLS) rocket replica. DRP's aim is to expose kids to the importance of ...

Fill the Local News Void and Create a Profitable Business: Start TAPinto in Your Town

July 12, 2017

Many newspapers are regionalizing their coverage or being acquired by media conglomerates and laying off journalists, creating a void in local news coverage, not only in New Jersey but throughout the country.
 

As a result, there is less and less local coverage of your local government and board of education, high school sports, charitable events and other newsworthy local happenings, ...

Governor Christie Visits Morristown's Homeless Solutions to Fight the Opioid Epidemic

July 20, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ  – Building upon his efforts to explore all avenues in the fight against drug addiction, Governor Chris Christie met with case managers and support staff at Homeless Solutions in Morristown to discuss an innovative approach to increasing the number of skilled drug counselors in the state.  The employees are currently participating in a 45-week, state-funded, on-site ...

As you prepare to show more skin, get ready to face the sun's rays with our top 6 summer skin tips!

1. Exfoliate for clearer, smoother skin

What it does: Exfoliation removes dead, dulling skin debris to prevent congestion and improve hydration from toners and moisturizers.

When: Perform in the mornings prior to toner, moisturizer, SPF and make-up application. Tip: Make-up will last longer on an exfoliated skin!

Don’t forget: After you exfoliate, follow with a ...

The Secretary of Agriculture and the Jersey Fresh Tour Passes Through Morristown

July 21, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - State Agriculture Secretary Douglas Fisher today visited ShopRite of Greater Morristown  as part of a Jersey Fresh homegrown agriculture promotional tour which stresses the importance of New Jersey’s agricultural community and the Jersey Fresh fruits and vegetables sold across the state and nation.

Jersey Fresh is an advertising, promotional and quality grading ...

Jersey Freshcipes Grilled Jersey Corn with Garlic Chili Butter and Lime

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The 'Jersey Freshcipes' contest is the hottest thing in the kitchen this summer. TAPinto caught up with contest winner Melissa Raho of Behind the Plates.who served up Grilled Jersey Corn with Garlic Chili Butter and Lime.

Corn is at its peak in the Garden State from around the Fourth of July through Labor Day making it the perfect 'must ...

Grow it Green Morristown Wins "Healthy NJ" Social Media Contest

July 17, 2017

New Jersey YMCA State Alliance Announce Recipients of Health Prizes

 

“Healthy NJ” social media photo contest a reflection of community efforts to help residents live healthier lives

 

MORRISTOWN, NJ — Grow it Green Morristown was one of three winners of the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance "Healthy NJ" social media contest. The contest is a ...

Public Information Session Scheduled for New Access Road to Central Park of Morris County

MORRIS PLAINS, NJ - A new access road to Central Park of Morris County is being planned and the new design will be unveiled at a public information session on July 27.  Residents of Morris Township, Morris Plains and Parsippany, who are most affected by the traffic in and out of the park, as well as other community members are invited to the Morris Plains Community Center at 51 Jim Fear ...

Volunteers Needed to Assemble Care Packages for US Troops Overseas

July 18, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ  - Volunteers are needed to assemble personal care packages that will be shipped to US troops deployed around the world on Saturday, July 22, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at TD Bank Ballpark.

The Somerset Patriots and Operation Shoebox New Jersey will host the event; members of the Patriots are expected to help out packing boxes.

Volunteers will form an assembly line and fill gallon ...

Atlantic Health System Brings "Project Heartbeat" to 60 Local Boy Scouts

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Do you know what to do in the event of a cardiac emergency?  Thanks to an initiative between Atlantic Health System and the local Patriots’ Path Boy Scout Council, 60 more Scouts are now trained on how to do CPR or use an automated external defibrillator (AED)  in the event of a cardiac emergency.

On Sunday, June 11 more than 60 local Scouts gathered at the ...

Vote Now for Your Favorite Outdoor Oasis

July 15, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Which is your favorite backyard oasis?  Community members were able to submit photos of their amazing outdoor spaces to The "Summer of Cool" Photo Contest, sponsored by Jersey Central Power and Light, 

Of those submitted, ten finalists were chosen and community members are encouraged to vote for their favorite photo through July 21.

Click ...

Barnegat Lighthouse State Park to Celebrate 60th Anniversary

July 16, 2017

BARNEGAT LIGHT, NJ — Events showcasing the historic and natural significance of the Barnegat Lighthouse State Park will highlight the 60th anniversary of landmark lighthouse on Monday, July 10.

Located on the northern tip of Long Beach Island, the park will host the celebration from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., featuring talks by the Friends of Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, guided tours of ...

TAPinto Travels Suggestions for Weekend Fun

July is one of the hottest months of the year in New Jersey and the festival scene is scorching as well. Most townships hold their community fairs throughout the summer months to draw the most crowds. Go early and stay late at any of these fun-filled events this coming weekend.

Touch-a-Truck

Boys and girls alike always have a ball at touch-a-truck events. The South Plainfield Lions Club is ...

Thousands Expected to Dig In for Belmar’s Annual Sandcastle Contest on July 12

BELMAR, NJ — With shovels, buckets and other assorted “tools” in hand, thousands of participants are expected for Belmar’s 31st Annual Sandcastle Contest on Wednesday, July 12.

Contestants and spectators alike will converge on the 18th Avenue beach for the free competition, which starts at 8 a.m. with judging beginning at noon. Award-winning designs will be selected ...

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Mount Olive Bridge Set to Be Replaced in Early August

July 19, 2017

FLANDERS, NJ - The Flanders-Drakestown Road Bridge in Mount Olive is being replaced beginning the first week of August, closing the span for 120 days, announced officials. The bridge has  extensive deterioration of the bridge’s arches, with bulging, leaning, cracking and delamination (or failure of the composite materials) of the spandrel walls.

The project will result in ...

Summit Man Struck and Killed by Train; Incident Occurred on Tracks Between Summit and Chatham

July 18, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - A Summit man was struck and killed by a New Jersey Transit train at approximately 6:30 a.m. July 17 on the tracks adjacent to Stanley Avenue between Summit and Chatham.

According to a NJ Transit spokesperson, Michael Kane, age 46, was hit by NJ Transit train #6610, which left Dover at 5:55 a,m. and was due to arrive in Hoboken at 7:10 a.m. None of the 150 passengers ...

Butterfly Tent Safari Returns to Essex County Environmental Center July 15

July 17, 2017

ROSELAND, NJ – Butterflies are once again coming to the Essex County Environmental Center located at 621B Eagle Rock Avenue in Roseland. The “Butterfly Tent Safari” will be open to the public beginning July 15 through July 29.  The Butterfly Tent Safari is an interactive display where visitors can observe hundreds of butterflies while walking through a ...

Free Movie Night in Morris Township Wednesday July 12

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ -  The movie Jungle Book (Rated PG) will be shown during Morris Township's Free Family Movie Night on Wednesday July 12. Bring the whole family down to Ginty Field and enjoy this classic film that tells the story of Mowgli, an orphaned human boy who’s guided by his animal guardians, sets out on a journey of self-discovery while evading the threatening Shere ...

Bring Your Tents; Second Camp Out on the Beach Set for August 4

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The second annual campout at Sunrise Lake Beach is set for August 4. The campout begins at 7 p.m,  but arrival time can be as early as 4 p.m. to enjoy free beach admission and swimming.

For an additional fee, you can run, jump, splash and have a blast on the Wibit, an inflatable obstacle course, and explore the scenic lake by renting a paddle or row ...

Morris County 4-H Fair Begins Today; Wednesday July 19

July 19, 2017

CHESTER, NJ - The 2017 Morris County 4-H Fair, a celebration of the efforts of 4-H youths from across Morris County, mixed with a car and motorcycle show, hot air balloons, fireworks, amusement rides and games, plus entertainment and food, kicks off today, July 19 and will run through Sunday, July 23 at Chubb Park in Chester Township.

Varieties of family-friendly activities are ...

Garden Tea and Tour at Morristown's Frelinghuysen Arboretum

July 19, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Step onto the beautiful grounds for an expert-led tour focusing on seasonal blooms at the magnificent Frelinghuysen Arboretum, one New Jersey’s most beautiful public gardens. Located in Morris Township, learn about the history of this site, which is on the State and National Registers of Historic Places, along with fascinating facts about its gardens.

 A leisurely, ...

Women Veterans Peer Support Group

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Are you a female veteran that is looking for a peer support group? Cornerstone Family Programs located at 62 Elm Street is hosting a Peer Support Group on Wednesday July 26 from 7 -8:30 at the Morristown location.

Come and meet with other woman who have been there. Share in the conversation while finding support, resources and strategies. Topics of discussion will include ...

Morristown's Tiny Tot Tuesdays is Back

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Parents and toddlers can enjoy the sandy beach of Sunrise Lake Beach Club during Tiny Tot Tuesday's. This program allows toddlers to use the lake prior to the lake being open to the community for the day.

Beginning Tuesday July 11 from 9am - 10:45am, children age 4 and under can splash around Sunrise lake, enjoy the beach and meet new friends. The program will run ...

Celebrate George Gramby Day Saturday 8 with Food, Vendors, Speakers and Games

July 5, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - George Gramby Drug and Alcohol Day will be celebrated on Saturday July 8 from 12noon - 5pm at the George Gramby Memorial Park. The celebration promotes sobriety and honors individuals that exemplify the characteristics of the late George Gramby, who was the founder of a substance abuse referral center in Morristown known as, ...

Local Morristown Chef to participate in prestigious James Beard Event

Morristown, N.J. -  Local Chef, Paul Viggiano from Horseshoe Tavern and the Raven Room, will be making his debut at the Friends of James Beard Benefit Event for Perona Farms 100th Anniversary on July 18, with his enticing new dish titled ‘Holy Mackerel.’ This creamed and pickled Spanish Mackerel will be served over savory pumpernickel and rye biscotti. This dish will be specially ...

'Skeleton Crew' hits home

UNION, NJ – Premiere Stages, in its quest for new, richly layered plays, is now presenting “Skeleton Crew” by Dominique Morrisseau.

The playwright had her play “Follow Me to Nellie’s” work shopped at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center in Connecticut several years ago. That was followed by s fine production at the Kean University ...

Bipartisan or Bystander?

July 17, 2017

Bipartisan or Bystander?

Bipartisanship means active, often contentious, yet respectful  cooperation, (and ultimate compromise), between two political parties for the ultimate betterment of their constituents. It is creating productive discussion to achieve a synthesis of ideas. Thus, the welfare of the people always comes before party loyalty. 

It's also about speaking up.

How the Newark riots and other race riots changed America

July 19, 2017

 

How the urban riots in Newark and other cities changed our country and politics forever

I grew up in New Jersey when Newark, Plainfield and other cities experienced rioting and later became a proofreader and reporter for The Star-Ledger  (1978-1983), for which  I covered Newark and Plainfield. 

The demise of Newark as a city has always intrigued and concerned ...

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Sat, July 22, 9:00 AM

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

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Sat, July 22, 9:30 AM

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Nature Infused Yoga Summer Series

Green Health & Wellness

Sat, July 22, 10:00 AM

Museum of Early Trades and Crafts, Madison

New Exhibit at Museum of Early Trades and Crafts: ...

Arts & Entertainment

Atlantic Health System Named a Best Workplace in New York Region by Great Place to Work® and Fortune

July 20, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ – JULY 18, 2017 – Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, today announced it was named to the Great Place to Work® and Fortune’s inaugural list of Best Workplaces in New York.

Atlantic Health System ranked 6th on the list, and was the only New Jersey-based health care system to be highlighted in the New York Metropolitan ...