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Executive Director of Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts Karen Deschere Dies

January 15, 2019

The Wharton Insitute for the Performing Arts announced the passing of their Executive Director Karen Deschere on January 11, 2019.

Wharton Insitute for the Performing Arts released the following statement.  

IN MEMORY Karen Deschere (1956 – 2019)
Karen Deschere came to the Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts as Executive Director in January of 2014.

Spotlight on Business Features My Little Party Place: Celebrating 1st Anniversary with Pizza Party

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - TAPinto Spotlight on Business features local businesses and their owners who are important to our communities. Follow this column to receive a fresh perspective on small business owners and their unique needs while shining a spotlight on their stories.

This edition features My Little Party Place celebrating their 1st anniversary in their Berkeley Heights party ...

Santa Fe Educational Childcare Hosts Open House January 16 - 18, 2019

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Santa Fe Educational Childcare of New Providence invites you to an Open House January 16-18 – from 2:30 to 6 p.m.

Santa Fe has been in the local community for over 20 years and under new management since May. We're opening our doors for parents to learn more about the unique home-like infant care, educational philosophy, new programs and ...

TAPinto New Providence's Year in Review; Top Stories of 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - As we turn the page, or "swipe" the screen, to a new year, TAPinto New Providence would like to thank its loyal readers and advertisers for helping us to continue to grow our online news site as your No. 1 source for hyperlocal news in New Providence. 

In an age when fiscal constraints have forced news outlets to curtail local ...

Tune in on New Year's Day to watch the Donate Life Float in the Rose Parade

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Since 2004, the Donate Life Rose Float has served as a memorial to organ and tissue donors and a platform for donor families, transplant recipients and living donors to inspire the world to save and heal those in need through the gift of life.

NJ Sharing Network and their generous partners, Bridge to Life, Dignity Memorial Funeral Homes and Hearts for ...

Connection Offers Solution to Vacation Week Overload, Hosts 'Frosty Fun Holiday Camp' Dec. 27-28

SUMMIT, NJ - The Connection will host a 'Frosty Fun Holiday Camp' during the winter break for children ages 4 and up on Thursday, December 27 and Friday, December 28.  Morning, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., and afternoon, 1 - 5 p.m., as well as all-day, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., options are available along with early drop-off and ...

Local Boutique Held Holiday Book Reading for Local Author

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Linda's Creative Gifts recently held a book reading at her boutique in New Providence to feature local children's author Becky Gibby of her book "I Walked My Dog Around the Pond."  The book is beautifully illustrated by Kelsey Wilson. 

Mrs. Claus and here special helpers were there to read to the children and help the shoppers.

Linda's ...

"Street Portraits" Exhibit by Thomas Dackow at the New Providence Library

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Thomas E. Dackow’s photography exhibit, "Street Portraits," is on display at the New Providence Memorial Library through January 29.  The exhibit opened on Saturday, December 15 with a reception for the public.

In his exhibition notes, Thomas Dackow says that many of the devices of classic portraiture are put to use in our everyday life.  ...

Union Catholic Principal Sister Percylee Hart, Named Grand Marshal of County's St. Patrick's Day Parade

SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. --  Union Catholic Principal Sister Percylee Hart, RSM, has been named Grand Marshal of the 2019 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which​​​​ is scheduled for Saturday, March 16. 

Sister Percylee has been the Principal of Union Catholic since 1980 and has been the catalyst for every major advance that the school has made in the past 38 ...

Goodman’s Deli to be Featured on Fios 1 Hi Fives tonight, Dec. 13 at 8 p.m.

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Goodman’s Deli, 400 Springfield Ave., Berkeley Heights will be featured at 8 p.m. tonight, Thursday, Dec. 13, on Fios 1.

The show, Hi Fives, will feature the best of New Jersey eats in 2018, as discovered by the Restaurant Hunter.

No other information was available - the content of the show is top secret.

The show ...


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Pebble Players presents Annie Jr. The Musical

January 17, 2019

Annie Jr. runs January 18-27 at Pebble Players, the Oakes Center, 120 Morris Avenue in Summit. Performances are January 18, 19, 25 and 27 at 7:30 pm and January 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 2:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased at

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts in Depresssion-era New York City. Raised ...