A Downing Garden Tour

Where did Augustus Crane get his inspiration for Acorn Hall and the gardens that surround it? Join MCHS Board President Kathleen Margiotta on a “A Downing Garden” tour and learn how American landscape designer Andrew Jackson Downing’s philosophy influenced Crane’s vision for Acorn Hall. All proceeds benefit gardens and grounds restoration.  

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  1. Amy Curry
  2. 9732673465
  3. DirectorMCHS@gmail.com
Wed, June 16
10:00 am — 11:00 am
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Where did Augustus Crane get his inspiration for Acorn Hall and the gardens that surround it? Join MCHS Board President Kathleen Margiotta on a “A Downing Garden” tour and learn how American landscape designer Andrew Jackson Downing’s philosophy influenced Crane’s vision for Acorn Hall. All proceeds benefit gardens and grounds restoration.

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Morris County Historical Society at Acorn Hall

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Morristown, NJ 07960

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College Essay and Other Educational Services

June 15, 2021

AJ Tutoring offers expert tutorial services for students grades 7 through 12 who want or need help with college essays, grammar, literature, SAT / ACT prep, social studies, term papers, and study skills. I have more than 25 years’ experience helping get students into tier-1 universities and colleges.

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State Farm Agent Teri DiGrande Will Be at the Pet Palooza Pet Adoption and Food Truck Festival This Saturday

June 11, 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Come and visit with State Farm Agent Teri DiGrande and staff at the Pet Palooza Pet Adoption and Food Truck Festival this Saturday, June 12 at Mennan Arena Field.

Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter will be working to find forever homes for some amazing dogs and cats.  In addition to the pet adoption, there will be 15+ food vendors, live music, games in addition a ...

Law Enforcement Torch Run Sprints Through Morristown on Friday

MORRISTOWN, NJ — On Friday morning, more than 3,000 law enforcement officers throughout the state will take to the streets of their local communities and run a distance of nearly 750 miles as part of the Special Olympics of New Jersey's Law Enforcement Torch Run.

Officers from all over the state will run one of 26 separate routes to help carry the "Flame ...

Explore Macculloch Hall's Secret Garden Today at 2pm

Enjoy an outdoor scavenger hunt today at 2 in MHHM’s gardens or your favorite outdoor space. Plan an outdoor picnic, like the one in the book, and visit us indoors for a tour of the house. Tours limited to 5 or less.

Masks and social distancing required.

Visit https://maccullochhall.org/upcoming-events/... for more information.

Morristown Families Invited to Participate in Family Promise's Virtual "Night Without a Bed Sleepout"

June 15, 2021

Summit, NJ – —Family Promise, the nation’s leading organization fighting family homelessness, is hosting a summer sleep-out event on June 26, 2021. Night Without a Bed is a social media challenge that raises awareness for families experiencing homelessness.

The organization is asking participants to sleep anywhere without a bed: cars, a tent, a tree house, ...

Paranormal Investigation with TV’s A&E Ghost Hunters, Daryl Marston and Mustafa Gatollari

Join us June 9 and 10 for two special nights with A&E Ghost Hunters, Daryl Marston and Mustafa Gatollari. Friday is a meet and greet event and Saturday is a paranormal investigation of The Red Mill with the boys. 
 

Buy a ticket for either night or a VIP to both nights.

 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/flumeri-promotions-presents-the-haunts-of-red-mill-tickets-155504258423

Morris Plains Farmers Market Opens Saturday, June 12

MORRIS PLAINS, NJ -  Mark those calendars! The Morris Plains Farmers Market has announced a reopening date of June 12, 2021. The farmers market, which was established in 2003 will be open every Saturday from 9am - 1pm through October 9.

The farmers market is located at 771 Speedwell Avenue in Morris Plains

Vendors for this year include:

Ort Farms: Fresh fruits, vegetables, ...

Today is Flag Day

June 14, 2021

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - Today is Flag Day so remember to fly your stars and bars proudly today.

The flag of the United States of America represents liberty, justice and freedom, rights that all Americans have the privilege of enjoying.

Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States of America on June 14, 1777.  Declared a day of observance by President Woodrow ...

Watch NJIO's Free Live Streamed Concert this Sunday, June 13th at 3 pm

The New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra will be holding its first concert in over a year this Sunday, June 13th, at 3 pm. This concert will be live-streamed for our audiences. 

( YouTubeLive link:  https://youtu.be/BLB624syGVw. or view at njio.org.)
Five different ensembles will be playing works by Mozart, Parry, Holst, Handel, Hayden, and Vaughan Williams. Our ...

Loew's Theater to Host Saturday Fundraiser for COVID Ravaged India

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Called “To India with Love,” a fundraiser is being held at the historic Loew's Theatre to help raise funds to help people deal with COVID-19 crisis in India.

Sponsored by Americans in Jersey City, the event will be held on Saturday, June 12 at 6 p.m. and feature the Bollywood Movie "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge" (DDLJ). The event will also feature ...

Morristown Farmers Market Opens 2021 Season on Sunday June 20

June 9, 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morristown Farmers Market will open the 2021 season on June 20.

The market will run from 8:30am to 1:00pm, every Sunday beginning Sunday, June 20  through November 21.  The Morristown Farmers Market is held on the open-air parking lot behind the corner of Morris Street and Spring Street, and off Dumont Place.

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North American Partners in Anesthesia joins team at Union Surgery Center to provide care to patients in New Jersey

MELVILLE, N.Y. and UNION, N.J., – North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) has joined the team at Union Surgery Center, part of Atlantic Health System's Overlook Medical Center – Union Campus, to provide reliable, expert anesthesiology care for ambulatory surgery patients.

Starting on May 17, 2021, NAPA anesthesiologists and certified registered nurse ...

Free Open-Air Concert to Take Place July 6 in Morris Township

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - One of the joys we've missed during the pandemic has been gathering to listen to live music. Now, as individual and community life starts to return to "normal," the acclaimed Hanover Wind Symphony will present a free, open-air concert on Tuesday, July 6, at 7 p.m., at Ginty Field, 50 Woodland Avenue, in Morris Township.

The concert is called ...

"Unmask the Children" Chanted at Montville Rally on Monday

June 15, 2021

MONTVILLE, NJ — During student drop-off across from Lazar Middle School on Monday morning, Unmask Our Children rally participants passionately chanted "Unmask the children", "My body, my choice", "We do not consent", "Follow the Science" and "We will vote you out!"

Through the honking car horns of supporters driving by and the ...

Whippany Park Graduate Dies in Boating Accident

WHIPPANY, NJ - A former Whippany Park High School graduate died in a tragic boating accident on Barnegat Bay early Sunday morning, according to State Police.

The young man who died was 19 year old Corey Molinari from Whippany.  He was one of five people on board a pontoon boat that crashed into a marker in the water around 1:30am. Two of the passengers were ejected into the ...

Randolph BOE Votes to Remove Names of All Holidays on School Calendar; Everything to be Called 'Day Off'

RANDOLPH, NJ -- The Randolph Board of Education voted unanimously to remove the names of all holidays from the school calendar, and plans to simply call everything "Day Off." The decision shocked those who were left in attendance, after many others had walked out or been asked to leave by security from a raucous public audience that had reached 125 people at one ...

NJ Turnpike Authority Forces Veterans to Remove Military Branch Flags from Parkway Overpass

June 11, 2021

SAYREVILLE, NJ – Robert Bouthillette, Sayreville veteran, and his good friend Fred Block, sought to honor those currently serving and those who past served for Memorial Day, by placing the military branch flags above the Garden State Parkway.

Block then received a call from the New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA) that the only flags permitted to be hung up was the United States flag, ...

Do You Know This Person?

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to identify a burglary suspect.  In the early morning of June 1st, 2021, a burglary was committed in the area of Maple Avenue. 

The suspect was seen on video walking down Maple Ave with proceeds from the burglary.  He is described as a white male, approximately 25-30 years ...

2.4 Magnitude Earthquake Felt in Ocean County

TUCKERTON, NJ — Some Ocean County residents reported being shaken this morning, as a magnitude 2.4 earthquake struck several miles south of Tuckerton at 7:52 a.m.

Dozens of people reported slight tremors, but no damage has been reported from the June 9 incident.

According to the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Water and Geoscience, earthquakes in the ...

West Orange Police Officers Visit Baby They Delivered in Parents' Car in Their Driveway

June 11, 2021

West Orange Police Officers Michael McClellan and Andrew Scioscia pose with the proud parents Jordana and Lyle Silverman holding baby Camila. The happy reunion took place in the quiet residential neighborhood driveway where Camila was born on May 20th, 2021.

Officers McClellan and Scioscia were first on the scene at 4:00 a.m. when Jordana Silverman attempted to leave for the hospital. She made ...

Caldwell Business Owner Gives Back by Reducing Caregiver Stress on The Longest Day

CALDWELL, NJ — The Alzheimer's Association Greater New Jersey Chapter (AAGNJ), the leading volunteer-driven voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support, advocacy and research, is spotlighting people who are making a difference in the fight to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia.

With more than 6 million Americans living with Alzheimer's disease or other ...

Donor Gifts Hillsborough Police with 2 New Harley-Davidson Motorcycles

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township Police Department has created a new Motorcycle Unit, with two new Harley Davidson FLHTP Motorcycles on order, purchased with a $60,000 donation from Dr. Cesar DePaco.

DePaco, a Someset County resident, is a longtime supporter of law enforcement and has made numerous donations of K-9’s and equipment to police departments across this ...

Tour Historic WWII Aircraft at Trenton-Mercer County Airport this Weekend

June 12, 2021

EWING, NJ — Several World War II aircraft will be flying into Trenton-Mercer Airport this week for tourists to view. The CAF AirPower History Tour featuring historic World War II aircraft will provide cockpit tours, flight demonstrations, and rides.  

The event features the B-29 Superfortress FIFI, the most advanced bomber of World War II; the T-6 Texan, ...

Head to Downtown Westfield Saturday for Free ‘Mini Grand Prix’ Car Racing

WESTFIELD, NJ — Start your engines! The Downtown Westfield Corporation is inviting people of all ages to participate in “Mini Grand Prix” racing this Saturday, featuring 1/18th scale cars under the tents on Quimby Street.

The races, sponsored by Extreme Party Racing, move at a scaled speed of 200 mph on a 20’ x 20’ track, with drivers at six ...

It's On! the Middlesex County Fair to Return in August

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - In an amazing sign of expected recovery from the COVID-19, the Middlesex County Fair will return to the County Fairgrounds (655 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick) on Monday, August 2 – Sunday, August 8, 2021.  Additional details regarding modified experiences and pandemic compliance will be announced in the coming months.

From food and clothing retailers to craft ...

Restaurants Offer Entertainment, Outdoor Spaces to Bring Back Diners

June 14, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Indoor dining is back at full capacity in restaurants around the Garden State. But while some diners have been eager to get back inside, many have gotten out of the habit, and some still eye gathering maskless indoors with trepidation.

To woo diners back, some restaurants are turning to enhanced outdoor spaces, live entertainment and good old-fashioned fun.

Khris Raina, ...

New Jersey Date Night: A Revolutionary Trip to Bordentown

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Making a day of a date is a great way to create memories with your love, but when you choose to spend that time in Bordentown, it’s guaranteed to go down in relationship history. New Jersey has many historical towns and Bordentown, settled in 1682, is a true standout. Here you can visit the Clara ...

Dog of the Month - Kodac

Our June Dog of the Month, Kodac, is closing his eyes and making a wish for a forever home!

Meet Mr Handsome... ok - so that isn't his real name but that's what he is! Kodac Clayton has a smile that runs from ear to ear. As he is truly one of the happiest dogs in the world.

Despite being 65lbs at 4 years old - Kodac wants to be a lapdog! He loves nothing more than people and kids! ...

Saving Thor

Thor leaving the shelter for the final time was truly an amazing moment. As shelter-provided food and supplies were packed into the car, members of our staff, as well as volunteers, said their heartfelt goodbyes. Thor has certainly made an incredible impression on everyone he met during his time at Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter! He was given a round of applause and cheers as he walked out our doors ...

Meet Buddy, an adorable pittie mix with the most gorgeous eyes!

Where are all our Pittie lovers!?

You must meet Buddy, an adorable pittie mix with the most gorgeous eyes! Buddy was surrendered last year by his “family” due to his separation anxiety and was pulled from the shelter right before he was going to be euthanized. Buddy has since been in a foster home, with nearly no interest! How can that be???

Buddy is a 2 year old, 45 pound, ...

Want to Meet Max? Call Now!

This handsome love bug is Max Barnwell. Max loves making new friends, playing with his foster sister and cuddling on the couch. He is house and crate trained and walks great on the leash. Max is super smart and eager to please.

He has been attending obedience training with his foster mom and doing great! He is about 1-2 years old and would love an active person or family to call his ...

The 8th Annual Joseph Calello Melanoma Scholar, Dr. Charles Balch, to Present “The Surgical Management of Melanoma,” a Virtual Lecture, May 6

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care, in partnership with OncLive, invites health care professionals and others interested in the surgical management of melanoma to a virtual lecture by internationally known melanoma expert Charles M. Balch, MD, FACS, FASCO.  Dr. Balch is this year’s Joseph Calello Melanoma Scholar.  The free lecture and Q & A will be held on May 6, 11 a.m.

Strong housing market makes now the ideal time to move to Lantern Hill

May 26, 2021

Seniors find stress-free and vibrant life at New Jersey senior living community

As spring turns to summer and temperatures begin to heat up, the housing market typically follows suit. This year is no exception, and a strong sellers’ market makes now the right time for seniors considering a move to Lantern Hill, an Erickson Senior Living-developed and managed community in New Providence, ...

Retro Review: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Retro Review

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

When does a civilization begin to rot from its core?  What are the key issues that cause that civilization to die? These are the overarching questions that “the Father of African Literature,” Chinua Achebe, explores in his 1959 classic, Things Fall Apart.

Set in a Nigerian village, we learn that Okonkwo was a leading ...

Passaic Valley High School Celebrates 80 Years of Excellence with Mayors Panel

June 9, 2021

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Executive Producer of East Main Media and TAPintoTV, Brian Brodeur, hosted a panel discussion to celebrate Passaic Valley Regional High School’s 80 Years of Excellence.

The panel was moderated by Alexandra Paese, Passaic Valley Class of 2021, and consisted of Totowa Mayor, John Coiro, Passaic Valley Class of 1977, Little Falls Mayor James Damiano, Passaic Valley Class ...

NJ Dentist Uses Dental Lasers to Painlessly Treat Patients

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Joseph DalBon, DMD, spoke with TAPintoTV about the laser technology he uses at his practice, New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry, and the many benefits this technology offers to his patients, notably the absence of pain for many dental procedures. “It’s probably the best technology that you could use in dentistry,” DalBon said. 

DalBon ...

Special Series: Economic Issues in New Jersey - High Property Taxes

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- The average New Jersey resident pays $931,698 in taxes over his or her lifetime, ranking New Jersey number one in the nation for highest state property taxes, according to a recent article from the Wall Street Journal.

So what should residents expect to get for paying such high property taxes? Why do people stay in New Jersey? TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer, Brian ...

Thank You to All The Community Leaders and Organizations Who Have Endorsed Esperanza Porras-Field

June 8, 2021

Thank You to All The Community Leaders and Organizations Who Have Endorsed Esperanza Porras-Field

 

We want to express our sincerest gratitude to all the members of our community as well as the leaders and organizations who have endorsed our campaign.

 

You have elected to support a proven leader and successful businesswoman who loves Morristown with all her heart and who is ...

Letter From Fire Union President: COVID Couldn't Stop Us From Doing Our Job

New Jersey is opening back up and the firefighters, EMTs, and dispatchers of the NJFMBA could not be happier. While protecting our communities is our job, building the community is our passion, and that has been difficult over the past 15 months.

Like everyone, we were struck by the uncertainty that COVID-19 brought to the municipalities we serve. This was an uncertainty that extended across ...

It's Grand Ole Flag

June 13, 2021

Above is a one of the most Iconic pictures around the world, the US Marines Raising the Flag In the final Stages of the Pacific War.  One of   the soldiers in the flag raising was an Indigenous   Pima Native American   ,   Ira Hamilton Hayes from the Pima Nation in Arizona. . Three   of the men in the picture died in action. On ...

MVC Facilities, Except Inspection Stations, Will Be Closed Friday, June 18, in Observance of the Juneteenth Holiday

June 15, 2021

TRENTON — New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC) customers are advised that the following MVC facilities will be closed Friday, June 18. This is in observance of the state’s inaugural Juneteenth holiday, which is designated the third Friday in June.

Closed Friday, June 18:

Licensing and Vehicle Centers
Regional Service Centers
Road testing sites

Open Friday, ...

JCP&L President Jim Fakult Elected Chairman of N.J. Chamber of Commerce

MORRISTOWN, N.J. – Jim Fakult, president of Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), has been elected chairman of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce.

Fakult, who has spent the past 33 years with FirstEnergy, has led JCP&L since 2013, the same year he joined the Chamber Board of Directors. He joined the Chamber’s executive ...

FirstEnergy Receives Industry Recognition for Outage Restoration Efforts

FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), parent company of Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), has once again earned recognition for its emergency response efforts from the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), a leading electric industry organization. FirstEnergy earned the "Emergency Recovery Award" for safely and efficiently restoring service to more than 371,000 of its customers ...

Jim Fakult, President of JCP&L, is Elected Chairman of the N.J. Chamber of Commerce

Jim Fakult, president of Jersey Central Power & Light, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., has been elected chairman of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. The move was confirmed by the Chamber Board on June 3. Fakult will serve a two-year term. 

 

Fakult has been serving as the N.J. Chamber's first vice chair for the past two years. He has been a member ...

Celebrate Dad with These 4 Fun Ideas

With Father’s Day fast approaching and the possibility of gatherings and parties becoming more likely in many areas, the time is perfect for a celebration that highlights Dad’s favorites and creates a lasting memory for family and friends. If you’re eager to plan something special, here are four ways to celebrate Dad that your guests won’t soon forget!

Crawfish ...

Take Time To Get Lost In A Story: 5 Book Genres For You To Enjoy

Just as exercising is good for physical health, flexing your mental muscles is vital - especially as you age. Reading daily is a wonderful way to give your brain a workout. It stimulates your imagination, engages your concentration and memory, and allows you to learn something new.

Whether you prefer holding a book, using a tablet, or listening to audiobooks, diving into stories you enjoy is ...

Sprinkler System on the Fritz? Tips and Tricks for What to Fix and When to Call

Outdoor sprinkler system on the fritz with summer around the corner? Here are seven tips and tricks for fixing it yourself and when to call the pros.

Assess and Adjust Sprinkler Heads
The first clue to any sprinkler system problem is usually a sprinkler head that’s not performing optimally. Maybe it won’t raise or lower, it’s spraying unevenly, or it’s not spraying the ...

Fresh Air and Fitness: 4 Outdoor Workouts for Every Level

Fresh air and fitness – a great combination for any wellness routine! As the weather warms up, consider adding some outdoor workouts to your regular exercise regimen. New surroundings can often make the same moves feel more challenging and exciting, so heading out to your backyard is an easy way to refresh any routine that’s starting to feel repetitive. Here are four great outdoor ...

Obituaries

Robert J. Talmadge, age 80, of Manahawkin, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Born in ...
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