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Morristown High School Baseball Defeats Mt. Lakes; 10-0 in Preliminary Round of MCT

April 23, 2017

MORRISTOWN,nj – The Morristown High baseball team had little trouble in its Morris County Tournament opener on Saturday afternoon.

 

The 5-5 Colonials, seeded tenth in the 26 team field, mercy-ruled twenty-third seeded Mountain Lakes, 10-0, in five and a half innings to advance to next Saturday’s Round of 16. Morristown will travel to Butler, a 5-1 winner over ...

No. 22 Seed Morristown High School Softball Defeats No 11 Seed Randolph; 11-8 in First Round of MCT

RANDOLPH, NJ – Things can change fast in high school sports, and the Morristown High softball team can surely attest to this.

 

At the beginning of the week, the Colonials were winless. On Friday, they had two wins in the bag, including one in the Morris County Tournament.

 

Twenty-second seeded Morristown stunned eleventh seeded Randolph 11-8 in MCT ...

Morristown High School Girls Lacrosse Earns Top Seed in Morris County Tournament

MORRISTOWN NJ, – If seeds are the standard for naming a Morris County Tournament favorite, the Morristown girls lacrosse team are in the driver’s seat.

 

Evan Mager’s Colonials earned the top spot of 23 entrants at last night’s seeding meeting, and will launch tournament play next Saturday.

 

Morristown, which dropped to 8-2 after a close loss to ...

Morristown High School Performs Routine Lockdown Drill and K9 Search

April 20, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - A lock down drill was completed at Morristown High School on Thursday morning.  Officers from the Morris County Prosecutor's Office in cooperation with the Morris School District conducted a K9 search of the building. The search was successful and students have returned to class.

The exercise is a routine drill and has been completed in the past. There is no need for ...

New Mural at Morristown Middle School Offers Inspiration To Students

Morristown, NJ - For some students, lunch is the favorite, brightest time of day. Now upon entering the cafeteria, Frelinghuysen Middle School students are welcomed by a bright new mural thanks to the FMS Home School Association and the Morris Educational Foundation. The colorful mural quotes Harriet Tubman and says "Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember you have ...

Morristown High School Advances to National Finals of World's Largest Rocket Contest

MORRISTOWN, NJ — Colonial Rocketry from Morristown High School has qualified to compete in the national finals of the 15th annual Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC). The team will face 99 of the top rocketry teams from across the country to claim the title of national champion. The TARC Final Fly-Off will take place May 13 at Great Meadow in The Plains, VA, outside of Washington, ...

Unity Charter School is Recognized as a School of Character

April 17, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Unity Charter School is proud to announce that is has been selected, by the New Jersey School of Character Committee, as a 2017 Honorable Mention School of Character! The selection was made by the New Jersey Association for Social, Emotional, and Character Development (NJASECD).

Criteria for the designations are based on Character.org’s 11 Principles of ...

Unity Charter School Students Win Regional STEM Competition

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Unity Charter School middle school students recently won a regional STEM competition, that was part of the Destination Imagination Program.  Destination Imagination develops opportunities that inspire the global community of learners to utilize diverse approaches in applying 21st-century skills and creativity. 

The Destination Imagination program is a fun, hands-on ...

Students at Morristown's Peck School Selected for Statewide Chemistry Challenge

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Four chemistry students from The Peck School in Morristown recently participated in the BASF “You Be The Chemist” Challenge at the BASF Headquarters on Park Avenue in Florham Park. Along with students from other regional schools, sixth graders William Tsai, (Boonton) and Jordan Cheung (Berkeley Heights), along with seventh graders Bruce ...

Morristown Holds Free Legan Clinic and Benefits Expo for Veterans

April 24, 2017

 

April 27th event is open to Vets from all 39 Morris County Towns APRIL 27 

MORRISTOWN, NJ - A free Morris County Veterans Legal Clinic and Resources Expo will be held on Thursday, April 27 at the Morristown Municipal Building. The event is being hosted by the Morris County Veterans’ Services Office and the Morris County Bar Foundation, in cooperation with the ...

Wild Bones Brewing Company Hopes to Open In Morristown; Seeks Use Variance from Zoning Board

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Four friends, one a life long resident of Morristown, came in front of the Morristown Zoning Board on Wednesday night for a Use Variance for the brewery they hope to open at 95 Morris Street. Over 30 supporters came to the hearing which included testimony from owners Alaine Anderson and Steven McConnell as well as Attorney Doug Henshaw. 

Anderson, who is operational ...

Morristown Launches "Safe Place" Program

April 20, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morristown Bureau Police Department and Mayor Timothy Dougherty announced the launch of the new ‘Morristown Safe Place’ program as a way to help members help reduce hate crimes within the LGBTQ community. The program follows a similar model developed by the Seattle Police Department back in 2015 by Officer Jim Ritter who also traveled to Morristown for this event.

Morristown Bureau of Police Launches ‘Safe Place’ Program

Program seeks to combat hate crimes by connecting victims with business advocates

MORRISTOWN -- The Morristown Bureau of Police will commemorate the launch of the new ‘Morristown Safe Place’ program on Thursday, April 20 at 11 a.m. The event will be held at Starbucks, located at 40 Park Place in the heart of Morristown.  The program follows a similar model developed by the ...

Two Morristown High School Students Among Those Honored by MPAC in April

April 22, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown High School students Clara Gong and Andrew Rosenkilde were among the students honored by the Mayo Performing Arts Center as music students of the month. Students from Madison, Parsippany, Florham Park, Chester, Chatham, Oak Ridge, Kinnelon and Randolph were recognized for their achievement as Outstanding Piano Players prior to the Thursday, April 20 ...

Morristown Happenings: Things to do in Morristown this Weekend

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Love your planet? Morristown has many activities to celebrate this weekend...cleanups, plantings, and more. Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday April 21

Morris County Softball Tournament; Morristown High School vs. Randolph at Randolph 4pm

The Folk Project presents Split Bill, Andrew Dunn and Jay Mankita; Morristown Unitarian Fellowship; 7pm

An Event of Messages ...

Homeless Solutions Host Networking Event May 5 at Morristown Restaurant

April 21, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ  – On Friday, May 5 Homeless Solutions’ Young Professionals will host a Cinco de Mayo networking event at Sona Thirteen in Morristown from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  It will be a fun evening of socializing with other philanthropically-minded Morris County professionals and offers attendees the opportunity to learn how to get involved with ...

Morristown Resident Honored by Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey

RIVERDALE, NJ- On March 30, 207, Morristown resident Shacara N. Delgado was honored by the Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey at its annual Women of Achievement event.

Delgado, Senior Vice President, Employment & Benefits Law for Realogy Holdings Corporation joins fellow honorees Maryanne Faschan, Managing Director at Deloitte Consulting, and the Women of Mountain Development Corp.

Target Recalls Water Absorbing Easter and Dino Toys for Ingestion Hazard

April 14, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC - This recall involves Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs, Easter Grow Toys and Hatch Your Own Dino.

Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs and Easter Grow Toys have model number 234-25-1200 on the back of the product’s packaging. Hatch Your Own Dino Egg has model number 234-09-0016 on the label inserted in the product’s packaging.

The pink, blue, or purple Hatch & Grow ...

Hungry? Bring Your Appetite to Morristown's Restaurant Week; Monday April 24 - Friday April 28

April 24, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Hope your hungry! Restaurant Week has begun in Morristown with over forty restaurants featuring special menus, tastings, promotions and entertainment.

From classic favorites to new dishes, Restaurant Week will feature menus and tastings that have been created specifically for the week long event at the following town wide eateries: George & Martha's American ...

Morristown Restaurant Participates in “Taste of Spring”; Raises Funds for Employment Horizons' Culinary Program

KINNELON, NJ - On April 5, 2017 Libations Sponsor Solix, Inc. and Culinary Sponsors Birds Eye, Crystal Plaza, FirstEnergy Foundation, and Mandelbaum Salsburg, P.C. partnered with chefs from  area restaurants and businesses for a “Taste of Spring” to raise money for Employment Horizons’ Culinary Arts Training Program. 

The event was again held at the Smoke Rise ...

Environmental Group Awards Overlook Medical Center for Practice Excellence, Achievements

April 21, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center in Summit, part of Atlantic Health System, has been recognized for environmental excellence with two awards from Practice Greenhealth, a national organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care.

Practice Greenhealth is a Reston, VA-based non-profit founded on the principles of positive environmental stewardship and ...

Fishing Derby Off To A Great Start At Echo Lake

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Colleen Parliman, vice president of the Newark Baith and Fly Casting Club (NBFCC), along with about a dozen volunteers of New Jersey's oldest fishing club welcomed children of all ages to the annual fishing derby at Echo Lake Park on Saturday. The derby runs for three weeks and ends on May 6th, with awards  presented to the winners in June. 

Parliman ...

Morristown Synchronized Skating Team Gives to Charity

April 19, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Precisely Right Synchronized Skating Team of Morristown,  consistently participates in the Central/Northern New Jersey Promise Walk for Preeclampsia to support their teammate Marissa Steiner's efforts as the event's co-coordinator.  And this year is no different. The team is encouraging everyone to join them on Sunday May 21 at Oak Ridge Park in ...

Tiff’s Grill & Ale House Raises a Glass to Fighting Brain Cancer

Tiff’s Grill & Ale House’s expert chefs have paired up with several NJ breweries in order to create a collaborative 5 -Course Meal and Craft Beer dinner to raise money for the Bubbles for Brain Cancer Foundation. Local patrons are invited to attend Sunday, May 21 from 2 to 5 p.m. and enjoy a night of great food, beer, and philanthropy.

Participating breweries include ...

Niche Ranks Morris Township No. 18 on 2017 ‘Best Places to Live in New Jersey’ List

April 17, 2017

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ— National rankings firm Niche has announced its 2017 list of “Best Places to Live,” and it ranks Morris Township No. 18 in the state of New Jersey.

Niche ranked Chatham Township No. 19, Mendham No. 30, Randolph No. 36, Harding Township No. 48, Chester Township No. 49, Parsippany Troy Hills No. 56.

The company gives Morris Township an ...

CASA of Morris and Sussex Recognizes Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 12, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ—In honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, CASA of Morris and Sussex Counties is issuing a call to action for residents of the community to stand against child abuse and take action to support children who have been abused or neglected.

There are over 400 children in the foster care system in Morris and Sussex Counties. These children become part of the foster care ...

Invite to Design Your Own APP Contest

April 22, 2017

Technology is just as important as money when it comes to a business idea. You can get a loan to start a new business and hire developers if you do not know how to create an app for your idea. But not everyone qualifies for a loan, and not everyone is connected to someone who is skilled in app building. But what if you had the opportunity to give your idea to someone who could make your app ...

Belmar: Go-To Destination for Jersey Shore Restaurant Week

BELMAR, NJ — Six Belmar restaurants will feature a menu of flavorful fare during this spring’s Jersey Shore Restaurant Week, which begins on Friday, April 21.

From new dishes to tried-and-true favorites, menus have been created specifically for the popular 10-day dining event by these borough-based eateries: Brandl, Jersey Shore BBQ, La Dolce Vita, La Terrazza Cucina Rustica & ...

Bon Jovi at Madison Square Garden was Awesome!

If you wanted to define New Jersey, two names come to mind: Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen. 

TAPinto Travels has had the pleasure of meeting and working with both and can vouch for their love of both the Garden State and greater New York area.

And so It was a homecoming of sorts for Bon Jovi on Saturday as he rocked Madison Square Garden.

It seems remarkable the ...

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No Saturday Plans! Check out a Nat Geo Photographer in His Natural Setting

April 22, 2017

So it is Saturday morning, your exhausted and you still want to take your family to something fun this weekend.  

Well, we think a visit to the Paul Nicklen Art Gallery in Soho is a must do.

Why you ask?  Well for starters he is the National Geographic photographer responsible for almost every Polar Bear and Penguin photo you can recall...or perhaps is on your screen saver ...

600-Year-Old Landmark Oak Tree Cut Down

April 25, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ — This may be the first spring in 600 years that the Basking Ridge old white oak hasn't budded. 

In fact, the removal of the tree — the symbol of Bernards Township, the sentinel of the Presbyterian Church's historic cemetery, and the namesake of the nearby Oak Street School — began on Monday morning. A portion of East Oak Street directly in ...

Morris Educational Foundation Parent Education Program: Is Emotional Intelligence the Key to Your Child's Success?

April 25, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris Educational Foundation is pleased to announce Part 2 of its 2016-17 Parent Education Series:A Two Event Program:  Is Emotional Intelligence the Key to Success? The program will take place at the Morristown High School Auditorium, 50 Early Street in Morristown

On Tuesday, May 2nd at 7pm, Dr. Maurice Elias, Director of the Social-Emotional Learning Lab at ...

Morristown Residents Can Receive 5 Free Tree Seedlings Saturday

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign, a partnership including the New Jersey State Forest Service and the non-profit Arbor Day Foundation, is providing 112,000 free tree seedlings to state residents in 128 municipal distribution locations statewide, including 11 in Morris County, state Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin has ...

Women's Association for Morristown Medical Center Hosts First Members Day at Mansion in May 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - This May 4 will be a special day for members of the Women’s Association for Morristown Medical Center (WAMMC). All members have been invited to spend the day at Alnwick Hall – The Abbey, the site of WAMMC’s 18th Mansion in May premier fundraising event which is open from May 1 to May 31, 2017. Members who purchase a ticket to tour The Abbey ...

ESL Classes Offered in Morristown

April 20, 2017

RANDOLPH, NJ — County College of Morris (CCM) will be offering English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESL) classes this spring at Morristown High School and its Randolph campus. The instructor-led classes, which begin April 24, focus on learning the grammar and obtaining the vocabulary needed to live and work successfully in American society.

ESL beginner, intermediate and ...

"WWI, the United States, and the World" Presented by Dr. James Carter at the Morris County Historical Society

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Join Dr. James Carter, Associate Professor of History at Drew University and Department Chair, when he presents WWI, the United States, and the World on Monday, April 24 at 6 p.m. at the Morris County Historical Society at Acorn Hall. Dr. Carter will discuss World War I from a global perspective, and how U.S. foreign policy shifted in the world after the Great War.  This ...

Live Sheep Shearing at Cooper Gristmil

April 21, 2017

Visit the lambs as the ewes get a spring-time hair (fleece) cut

MORRISTOWN, NJ. After a long winter, the sheep are looking forward to trading in their warm wool coat for something more lightweight and breathable. Join the skilled sheep shearer at ‘Born to Be Shorn,’ and watch the annual hand-shearing of sheep.

On Saturday, May 13, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., visit the ...

Legendary American Hero, Former Astronaut James Lovell, to be Guest Speaker at Boy Scouts of America Breakfast in April

 

CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ – April 13, 2017 – The Patriots’ Path Council of the Boy Scouts of America announced that Captain James A. Lovell – commander of the Apollo 13 mission, which in April 1970, suffered a nearly catastrophic failure en route to the Moon – will be the keynote speaker at its first Stars and Stripes Breakfast, scheduled for Tuesday, April 18th at ...

$3000 raised to benefit Morristown Pediatric Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Randolph, NJ– The Kiwanis Club of Randolph Township hosted a Tricky Tray in honor of Robert “RJ” Nelson III during one of their signature events, the Morristown CraftMarket. “RJ” was born 13 1/2 weeks premature and fought hard to live and thrive for 82 days (April 6, 2016 - June 27, 2016).

By hosting the Tricky Tray, the Randolph Kiwanis seeks to put the spotlight ...

Eighth Grader From Morristown's Peck School Nominated as Outstanding Piano Player by MPAC

April 24, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Eighth grader, Ella Huang from The Peck School was among the students honored by the Mayo Performing Arts Center as music students of the month. Students from Madison, Parsippany, Florham Park, Chester, Chatham, Oak Ridge, Kinnelon and Randolph were recognized for their achievement as Outstanding Piano Players; prior to the Thursday, April 20 performance by the Joey ...

A Floating Classroom? The Lake Hopatcong Foundation Hopes So; Seeks Grant to Create Floating Aquatic Classroom

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - Learning is the act or experience of one that  learns and knowledge or skill acquired by instruction or study, according to the definition of learning by Merriam-Webster. The Lake Hopatcong Foundation is looking to help students learn with a floating classroom. The floating classroom would be a 40- foot, custom built covered pontoon boat. 

After spending time ...

Hop On Over Hillside Hose's Easter Egg Hunt

MORRIS TOWNSHIP-  Grab your family and hop on over to Hillside Hose Co. No.1's annual Egg hunt on Saturday April 15 at 2pm. 

The Egg Hunt is divided by age group: infants and toddlers, elementary school-age, and older kids.

After the hunt, kids to learn about the fire trucks and ask questions. T-shirts, hats, and sweatshirts benefiting the volunteer ...

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca (St. Martin's Press, 2016)

At the turn of the 20th century, the thrilling, fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes, penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, had captured the imaginations of both British and American readers. In those days, when sleuthing as a career was a relatively new venture, the idea of a woman detective was preposterous.

Grace Humiston, who ...

Election Sloganeering

April 24, 2017

November seems like a long way off, but is it possible to at least hear more substantive ideas instead of recycling campaign rhetoric? Presenting a litany of a city's or state's problems (and virtues) without offering any real solutions, improvements or original ideas is somewhat embarrassing. "Keep our schools great." What does that mean?

"We need to keep taxes ...

The Loss of a Pet and How You and Your Child Can Cope

April 25, 2017

Animals provide companionship, acceptance, emotional support and unconditional love.  If you understand this connection between human and animal, then you understand that coping with loss and grief of a pet is no different than when a person you love dies.  It’s natural for family and friends to express sorrow for your loss for a human, unfortunately, many people do not understand ...

Upcoming Events

Tue, April 25, 9:00 AM

American Legion Post, #433, New Providence

Summit College Club Book Sale Preview

Arts & Entertainment Education Giving Back Other

Tue, April 25, 2:30 PM

Peg Williams Gallery at Short Stories Bookshop & Community Hub, Madison

Group Art Show: Optimism in Action

Arts & Entertainment Business & Finance Education Giving Back Health & Wellness

Wed, April 26, 10:00 AM

American Legion Post, #433, New Providence

Summit College Club Book Sale

Arts & Entertainment Education Giving Back Other

Illegal Dumping, Narcotics and Medical Emergencies Top This Weeks Police Blotter

April 24, 2017

4/16/17: ILLEGAL DUMPING: Officers were dispatched to Patriots' Path in Morristown on a report of debris discarded in the area. Incident turned over to the Detective Bureau for investigation.

4/17/17: MEDICAL EMERGENCY: Officers were dispatched to Central Park in Parsippany on a report of a 9-year-old male with a laceration. E.M.S. also responded.

4/17/17: SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: Officers ...

Morris Habitat ReStore Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

April 21, 2017

RANDOLPH, NJ- The Morris Habitat ReStore, located in Randolph NJ, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with special events, sales and fundraising opportunities. It took over 3 years to go from an idea to the grand opening of the ReStore on May 12, 2007.  To learn more about the ReStore’s interesting history go to www.morrisrestore.org/about-us/.

Right now, to emphasize its mission as ...