How to Take Great Pictures with Your Phone or Mobil Device

Rafael Miranda from LFC Consulting will show you different ways to take high-quality photos and, edit and customize pictures on your phone or tablet, along with other fun digital photography tricks! To get the link and register go to:  https://uplnj.org/event/how-to-take-great-pictures/

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  1. Debbie Walter
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  3. dwalter@uplnj.org
Thu, December 02
6:30 pm — 7:30 pm
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Rafael Miranda from LFC Consulting will show you different ways to take high-quality photos and, edit and customize pictures on your phone or tablet, along with other fun digital photography tricks! To get the link and register go to: https://uplnj.org/event/how-to-take-great-pictures/

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Let Vespucci’s Marketplace create a custom gift basket for you!

January 17, 2022

Let Vespucci’s Marketplace create a custom gift basket for you! Vespucci's Marketplace is located at 90 Ridgedale Avenue in East Hanover.

Stop by to see their specials!

Free Giveaway at Freshii Morris Plains; Today Only!

That’s right! FREE ONE DAY CLEANSE at Freshii Morris Plains to the first 10 customers who mentioned this post!

Must be redeemed in store. Limit one per customer. Today only (1/13/22). No purchase necessary!!

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Jersey 1st Talks Transparency, Government Overreach and Keeping Kids in School with Newly Elected Assemblywoman Vicky Flynn

On the latest edition of Jersey 1st TV, Host Elizabeth Nader sat down with Assemblywoman Vicki Flynn who was sworn in this week.  Assemblywoman Flynn represents New Jersey’s 13th Legislative District, which covers Northern Monmouth County- including Holmdel and Middletown. She is a practicing attorney and previously served as President of the Holmdel Board of Education.

The ...

Jersey 1st Announces Spring & Summer Internship Programs High School and College Students Invited to Apply

At Jersey 1st, we recognize that the students of today will be the decision makers of the future.  This Summer, we will once again offer an internship program for high school and college students who share the Jersey 1st vision of putting the people of New Jersey first.

Jersey 1st strives to raise awareness of the social and economic impact of being overtaxed and overregulated, ...

Free Concert Feb. 16: Hanover Wind Symphony to Give Musical Voice to 'The Joy Within'

January 18, 2022

It may be cold outside, but the Hanover Wind Symphony has a hot news flash: The celebrated wind band will perform a free concert, called "The Joy Within," on Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. at Memorial Junior School, 61 Highland Ave., in Whippany. In line with Covid-19 protocols, mask-wearing and appropriate social distancing are required while on school property.

The 85-member wind ...

Macculloch Hall Presents "Storytime: Guess & Go Facebook Live: Snow Tracks

Listen in today at noon on the Maculloch Hall Museum's Facebook page for more fun stories about snow at Guess & Go Story Time.

Join Macculloch Hall on Facebook Live at 12pm to listen to stories by Wong Herbert Yee's "Tracks in the Snow" and "Big Tracks, Little Tracks: Following Animal Prints" by Millicent E. Selsam

Irish American Cultural Institute to Hold St. Patrick's Day Commemoration

The story of the American Revolution in Morristown and its vicinity will be remembered again on Sunday, February 27, 2022, when the Irish American Cultural Institute (IACI) will hold its annual Washington’s St. Patrick’s Day Commemoration at the Madison Hotel in Morristown.

The event celebrates General George Washington declaring St. Patrick's Day as a holiday to encourage the ...

Macculloch Hall Presents Growing in the Garden: Happy Birthday A.A.Milne

January 18, 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Celebrate the birthday of A.A. Milne, author of Winnie the Pooh, with Macculloch Hall today during Growing in the Garden! Join them on Facebook live at 2:00 pm for a story and celebration.

CLICK HERE to watch live.

3 Upcoming Blood Drives; Collection Sites in Morristown and Morris Plains

MORRIS PLAINS, NJ -  Blood is needed! The Red Cross will hold several Blood Drives in our area this month. 

"Between the weather, cancellations and postponements from covid cases and everything in between, the blood center is desperately in need of blood donors", said the Red Cross.

Please consider donating at on of the following locations:

Thursday, January 19 ...

Irish Eyes Will Smile Again at Morristown's Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade; Saturday March 12

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Lads and lassies, grab your kilts, the date for the 2022 Morris County St. Patrick Day Parade has been announced. The date is for this year's parade is Saturday March 12. In 2020 Mary Waller was named Grand Marshal and this year she will lead the parade through the streets of Morristown. 

The parade will begin at 12noon in Morristown. 

Prior to the ...

Alzheimer's Association Shares Highlights of 2021 Research and Advances

January 17, 2022

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — Although 2021 was an exciting year in Alzheimer’s research, the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) accelerated approval of aducanumab and ongoing news surrounding COVID-19 caused many important Alzheimer’s and dementia science stories to go under-reported.

As a result, the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater New Jersey (AAGNJ) shared the ...

Blood Drive on Sunday Jan 16 in Morristown

MORRIS PLAINS, NJ -  Blood is needed! The Red Cross will hold several Blood Drives in our area this month. 

"Between the weather, cancellations and postponements from covid cases and everything in between, the blood center is desperately in need of blood donors", said the Red Cross.

Please consider donating at on of the following locations:

Sunday, January 16 ...

Local Chorus Hosts Free Singing Workshops

Sing in 2022! Join the Hickory Tree Chorus for free singing workshops every Wednesday in January, from 7 to 9 pm. The Chorus rehearses live with masked, fully vaccinated members and guests in Stirling, NJ or via Zoom, depending on weather and covid protocols.

The chorus sings a variety of music, including old-fashioned love songs, Broadway, Disney, Beatles, and more in a ...

Morris Elite Bringing Semi-Professional Men's and Women's Soccer Back to Morris and Essex Counties

January 18, 2022

MADISON, NJ – Two years ago amidst a global pandemic, President & Owner, Vincenzo Bernardo, and now Director of Coaching & Soccer Operations, Scott Maloney, strategized via Zoom on bringing men’s and women’s semi-professional soccer back to the Morris and Essex County Area. 

Maloney at the time joined the club as the Girls Director of Coaching, charged with ...

Seasons Morristown Announces It Will Leave Town; Last Day is January 23

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Seasons Morristown has announced that the Morristown store will close after five years on January 23. The owners stated that the combination of pandemic reduced foot traffic as well an increase in rent has forced the closure.

"We are saddened to announce the closing of our Morristown store location on South St. after five memorable years of serving you with our ...

Reminder: Winter Storm Parking Notice for Morristown Residents; Sun Jan. 16 - Mon. Jan 17

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Due to the expected snowfall on Sunday, the Parking Authority, in cooperation with the Town, will permit Morristown Residents that park on-street and/or have on-street parking permits to park in the Garages listed below, at no charge, beginning at 4:00pm on Sunday January 16 through 5pm on Monday January 17

DALTON GARAGE at Cattano Avenue
DeHart Street ...

Pedestrian Struck Near Costco in East Hanover

January 17, 2022

EAST HANOVER, NJ - On Sunday, January 16th a pedestrian was struck near Costco on Route 10 in East Hanoer.

The police were on the scene and reported an arm injury to the pedestrian.  EMS was called to the scene.

 

 

Read more:Passport Fees Went Up $20, According to Morris County Clerk

Read more: Test Taker Beware: NJ Attorney General Issues Warnings Over Price ...

Noe Pond Members 'Save Noe Pond' - Reach Deal to Purchase the Chatham Swim Club from the Silverman Group

CHATHAM, NJ -- Nearly a year after more than 100 Noe Pond Club members marched to save the club from redevelopment by the Silverman Group, a deal has been struck to purchase the club property from the developer and keep it open.

The announcement was made on the "Save Noe Pond" Facebook page. A portion of the announcement can be read below:

We are excited to announce that a ...

Experts Dig Plan to Dredge Landing Channel, Use Mud to Restore Floating Island, Roxbury's 'Freak of Nature' in Lake Hopatcong

ROXBURY, NJ – Scientists and officials are mulling the possibility of dredging the shallow Landing Channel section of Lake Hopatcong and dumping the material on nearby Floating Island, a dense clump of vegetation once described as a wonderful "freak of nature." 

Those interested in the idea say it might be a great way to deepen Landing Channel – helping prevent weed ...

Newark Fire Captain Dead After Being Found Unresponsive Inside Firehouse Over Weekend

January 18, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark fire captain is dead while a retired city firefighter was hospitalized after their bodies were found unresponsive this weekend inside a Park Avenue firehouse. 

Both individuals were found inside the firehouse, located at 269-271 Park Ave., Saturday morning, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens and ...

Somerville Mother of 4 Dies of COVID-19 Three Weeks After Giving Birth

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A 37-year-old Somerville woman who gave birth to a baby boy three weeks ago has died of COVID-19 complications without ever having the chance to hold her newborn, according to family and friends.

Michelle Stani, who had recently moved to Somerville from Bridgewater also had an 11-month old daughter, Jordan, a son Noah, 4 and her oldest daughter Samantha, 19.

She had ...

Newark Environmental Activists, Officials Laud Murphy’s Decision to ‘Pause’ Vote on Controversial Power Plant

NEWARK, NJ — Environmental advocates and officials in Newark voiced their praises on Thursday for Gov. Phil Murphy’s decision to postpone a vote to build a new $180 million power plant at the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC) wastewater treatment facility in the Ironbound section of the city.

The decision from Murphy came as the PVSC was planning to vote on ...

Governor Phil Murphy Sworn In For Second Term

January 18, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — “Were all the votes counted?” joked Josh Murphy, as he and his siblings introduced their father during his inauguration for second term as 56th Governor of New Jersey. 

After the small roast from his four children and a speech from his wife and First Lady Tammy Murphy, Governor Phil Murphy took the podium following Chief Justice Stuart Rabner ...

Governor Murphy Allocates Funding For School Security Systems in Dozens of Districts

NEW JERSEY — Dozens of New Jersey school districts will receive more money to help upgrade their security systems. 

Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation that appropriates a total of $5,150,531 from the “Securing Our Children’s Future Bond Act” to provide grants for school security projects in 60 New ...

Former Senator Loretta Weinberg Looks Back on 30 Years in Public Service

TEANECK, NJ — “It’s great to see you, even though you look a little bit like Nanook of the North," said now former Senator Loretta Weinberg to First Lady Tammy Murphy with a smile and sparkle in her eye. “I’m really glad to see you out and about.”

Those were Weinberg’s opening remarks at the bill signing for The Freedom of Reproductive Choice ...

New Jersey Dreamers Featured on "Today" for Martin Luther King Day

January 17, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream, and so do a couple of dreamers here in New Jersey.  They dream of literacy and art, of bonding people together with words and images, and of helping children and adults read their way to freedom and beauty.  Tomorrow, they will tell the world about that dream.  New Brunswick's Sykes family will appear on Today on ...

NJ Native Qualifies for 2 Races in Winter Olympic Games

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Flemington native Kimi Goetz has officially qualified for two Olympic events in long track speed skating, the 1000m and the 500m.

Goetz qualified for her first race Thursday and the second on Friday. She also competed in the 1500m Saturday, but did not qualify in that race.

"We are over the moon thrilled and proud of her beyond words," said her mother, Linda.

First in Morris County: Roxbury Library Goes Fine-Free

ROXBURY, NJ – The Roxbury Public Library today announced it will no longer charge fines for overdue items and is waiving all pre-existing fines.

The library said it is the first public library in Morris County to take this route although others in the state have done so.

In announcing the new policy, the library said its board of trustees “is dedicated to creating a library that ...

Newark Museum of Art to Celebrate MLK With Virtual Discussion Event

January 16, 2022

NEWARK, NJ – A virtual panel discussion centered around the legacy and life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be presented by The Newark Museum of Art this weekend. 

The event will be held on Sunday, Jan. 16, and is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. The virtual discussion will feature three panelists from the community, who will examine how art can communicate new ...

New Jersey Tourism Industry Association Grateful As Governor Funds Tourism Recovery

New Jersey -  The New Jersey Tourism Industry Association (NJTIA) recognizes the challenging times ahead for tourism due to the uncertainty the pandemic has brought to the travel industry. It is with that reason that the significance of Governor Phil Murphy signing A5689/S3830 allocating $25 Million from the Federal American Rescue Plan funds to assist Department of State, Division of ...

Camden’s Battleship New Jersey to Host New Year’s Fireworks

CAMDEN, NJ –  The Battleship New Jersey – the Navy’s most decorated battleship – is hosting three events for people to celebrate New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day watching fireworks and enjoying live music, food and drinks.

Moored in the Delaware River on Camden’s waterfront, the Battleship New Jersey has become a popular tourist attraction. It is ...

Mixed American Eskimo Pups Ready for Adoption at Shake A Paw

UNION, NJ - The Shake A Paw® Center for Rescue and Adoption is unlike any other Adoption facility. Licensed as an Animal Shelter (Yes, we are a shelter!!), we accept dogs from the public, as well as rescue, homeless, abandoned and unwanted dogs. Giving back to the animals we love by finding them a Happy Forever Home is our goal and mission.

Now available for adoption are ...

Crystal is Looking for Her Forever Home This Holiday Season..... Won't You Consider Making Her Part of Your Family?

Looking for a new friend for the holidays? Check out Crystal from NYC Second Chance Rescue.

According to the rescue, she is the sweetest nine-year-old chocolate lab mix you will ever meet.

This is what else the rescue had to say......This gorgeous gal is the perfect WFH (work from home) companion. She is content to curl up at your feet while you watch tv or rest comfortably by your ...

Adopt Dozer! He's Looking for his Forever Home This Holiday Season....Is it with You?

Dozer is a stunning 1.5 year old, 66 pound love bug!!  He is wonderful with other dogs and older children, has a very high energy level, and enjoys being active. He especially loves fetching tennis balls! Dozer has been OVERLOOKED FOR MONTHS!!  Dozer can "sit" and "wait", and is house trained.  Dozer will be an amazing addition to your ...

October’s almost over. The conversation about breast cancer isn’t.

As October draws to a close, I find myself hoping that a certain line of conversation won’t fade away amid the growing bustle of the oncoming holidays. 

By now, it’s pretty well known that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. I normally spend most of this month supporting, however I can, the myriad efforts, initiatives, campaigns and movements designed to remind people of ...

The Sailor's Bookshelf: 50 Books to know the Sea by Adm. James Stavridis, USN (Ret.)

The Sailor’s Bookshelf: Fifty Books to Know the Sea by Admiral James Stavridis, USN (RET.) (Naval Institute Press, 2021).

 

The first review that I published with the tapinto franchise was entitled 50 Books That Went to War. That volume recounted the books that were popular with the men and women who served our country during World War II. The fascinating list of works, which ...

How to Throw a New Year’s Eve Party Your Guests Won’t Forget

New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to get friends and loved ones together. Instead of spending a fortune on NYE event tickets, why not opt to stay in and host the celebration yourself? Here are a few tips for hosting an epic New Year’s Eve bash to remember.

 

Pick a theme.

If you’re hosting a large group of people, consider choosing a theme in advance. Having a ...

Swap the Figgy Pudding with These Heavenly Holiday Appetizers

‘Tis the season! As the weather gets colder, gift shopping begins, and Mariah Carey takes over the radio, you know that it’s finally the holiday season.

 

Whether you’re hosting a party or want to impress your loved ones with a tasty appetizer they’re sure to love, this is the perfect master list of delicious fan favorites. From sweet to savory to 21+, these ...

Creative Stocking Stuffers That Won’t Break the Bank

The stocking hung by the fireplace stuffed to the brim with goodies is an iconic symbol of Christmas. They sit there just waiting to be dumped out all over the floor. And, be honest: Who wants a pair of white socks or a bag of candy coal?

These stocking stuffers are sure to bring out a “ho ho ho!” from young and old alike! From tech to coffee to fun and games for kids of all ages, ...

10 DIY Décor Ideas for Your Holiday Home

So much of the joy from the holiday season comes from entertaining. Whether you’re throwing a big bash for the neighborhood or hosting a more intimate gathering of close family and friends, filling your home with exciting and colorful decorations is a must.

Rather than buying everything pre-made, consider rounding out your décor collection with some DIY items that highlight your ...

Tips for Making (and Keeping!) Your New Year’s Resolutions

With the holidays quickly approaching, many people are beginning to think about their New Year’s resolutions. According to a recent survey conducted by YouGovAmerica, the most common resolutions people made in 2020 were to exercise more, improve their diets, and to lose weight.

 

If you’re planning to alter a few unhealthy habits of your own, here are a few tips to help you ...

Apps That Exercise Your Brain and Keep You Sharp

Keeping your brain sharp is just as critical as staying physically fit—especially as you age. Doing puzzles, brainteasers, card games, dancing, and learning new skills are all ways you can flex and strengthen your brain muscles.

 

If you have a smartphone, tablet, or computer, you can use brain training apps to get a mental workout. Try any of these brain-boosting apps that ...

Enjoy an Active Holiday Season with These 5 Outings

The holiday season brings family gatherings, memorable traditions, and lots of delicious food! If you’re looking to incorporate more active events and outings this season, there are plenty of ways to enjoy festive cheer while getting out of the house and moving!

We’ve collected five simple and fulfilling ways that you can make this holiday season an active one, so get ready to plan ...

Why You Should Incorporate Weightlifting Into Your Routine

Weightlifting for active aging adults is a crucial key to overall physical fitness that should not be skipped. Light cardiovascular exercise like walking is essential for seniors, but weight lifting is also a vital part of any routine.

Regular weight training for older adults can lead to several long-lasting health benefits, including improvements in muscle mass and quantity, increased ...

Cozy Up Your Living Space with These Simple Design Tips

It doesn’t have to be cold outside to appreciate a warm and inviting living space. But when crisp fall air arrives or temperatures drop on a blustery winter day, there’s nothing better than kicking back and relaxing in a comfortable atmosphere.

 

Creating a cozy space is easier than you think. Follow these tips to bring out the warm and fuzzy feels.

Create a Reading ...

DIY Decorations: Making Your Own Christmas Ornaments

As you start to envision that magical time of year when you gather with family and friends to decorate the tree, think about adding a few unique ornaments to this year’s collection.

Whether your style is rustic or elegant, neutral or bold, homemade ornaments add a memorable touch to the tree. Even if you aren’t a skilled crafter, there are many ways to make ornaments this ...

Stand Out With These Unique Holiday Decorating Ideas

Celebrate the holidays in style! These holiday decorations are classy yet bold and are sure to bring out the “ooos” and “ahhhs,” and maybe even a round of applause!

 

Thinking beyond the traditional reds and greens and trying new colors will help you stand out. Plus, you can surprise your family with decorations in the most unexpected places in your home. These ...

Elegance in Autumn: 6 Classy Home Decor Must-Haves

As the air gets colder, the leaves turn red and orange, and your regular Starbucks order switches from classic to pumpkin spice, you may be wondering how to maintain a classy home decor while still participating in the autumn aesthetic.

Whether you are trying to impress your holiday guests or simply attempting to get into the harvest spirit, there are boundless opportunities to incorporate ...

How to Make a New Year’s Resolution You Can (Finally) Keep

Many people make a New Year’s resolution to shake off the previous year’s struggles and start fresh with a clean, blank slate. As confident and well-intentioned as they feel about making positive changes and reaching some goals, 80% of people don’t stick to their New Year’s plan.

This might seem discouraging, but don’t despair. Instead, follow these tips to make a ...

How to Make Self-Care a Priority This Holiday Season

The holiday season should be about spending time with family, traditions, and giving.

 

Often it becomes financially, emotionally, and physically stressful instead. There are many demands on our wallets. We can feel overwhelmed by all the tasks on our to-do lists and pressure to create the “perfect” holiday. Our healthy eating and exercising habits often go out the window ...

12 Gifts to Wow the Fitness Lover in Your Life

With the holiday season just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about choosing the perfect gifts for family and friends.

 

If you have a loved one in your life who’s always at the gym or have heard a friend talking about how she plans to get fit come the new year, a fitness-themed gift might be just the thing to make her smile. But, it can be hard to know where ...

Practical Skincare Gifts She’s Sure to Love

When it comes to gifting, we often think along the lines of gift cards, flowers, candies, and chocolates. While those items are classic crowd-pleasers, skincare can also make a great gift.

Here are practical gifts for every skincare fanatic on your list, from mask lovers to eye cream connoisseurs.

Facial Cleanser

One of the most essential needs for a woman’s skincare routine is a ...

Obituaries

Robert J. Talmadge, age 80, of Manahawkin, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Born in ...
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Bill N. Raso, age 83, of Manahawkin, NJ passed away September 23, 2018. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he ...
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- Mar 13, 2017
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Paulus J. Tuyp, passed away at his residence with his loving and ...
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- Mar 12, 2017
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Edward K. Larsen, 94, passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at JFK ...
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