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Free Night at Newton Pool for Military Family Night Out Program Offered by The Center for Prevention and Counseling

July 30, 2016

NEWTON, NJ - Military families will be celebrated at the Newton Pool on August 26.  Veterans and active service members and their families are invited for a free swim with food and prizes. The event will run from 5 until 7 p.m. 

The Center for Prevention and Counseling is sponsoring the Military Family Night Out evening to foster a opportunity for families to enjoy an evening ...

Free Night at Newton Pool for Military Family Night Out Program Offered by The Center for Prevention and Counseling

July 30, 2016

NEWTON, NJ - Military families will be celebrated at the Newton Pool on August 26.  Veterans and active service members and their families are invited for a free swim with food and prizes. The event will run from 5 until 7 p.m. 

The Center for Prevention and Counseling is sponsoring the Military Family Night Out evening to foster a opportunity for families to enjoy an evening ...

Introducing House on the Hudson

At TAP into Travels, we enjoy exploring the world and finding cool new things.  On our latest expedition to Cleveland where were observing elephants in their natural habitat, we discovered this wonderful micro brand, Little House on Hudson.

Little House on Hudson is a boutique brand specializing in handmade and unique accessories with a political bent.  While we were ...

Chatham Jewelry Store Robbed: 'They put a gun to my head'

CHATHAM, NJ - Three armed black males robbed Crescent Jewelers at gunpoint on Main Street in Chatham just before noon on Thursday, making an escape in a gray or silver Jeep Cherokee, according to Chatham Borough Police.

"They put a gun to my head, duct-taped me and robbed," Jillian Prisco, one of the proprietors, said. "I was the only person there. I was only open ...

New Jersey Public Safety Training Academy Opens its Doors to the Public

NEWTON, NJ—Despite the heat, the New Jersey Public Safety Training Academy opened its doors to the public with a Grand Opening celebration on Sunday, July 24.

Many gathered for the ribbon cutting ceremony under tents to keep out of the sun, welcoming the NJ Public Safety Training Academy to the town.

Located on 150 Lake Iliff Road in Andover, the academy is somewhat hidden behind what ...

New Jersey Public Safety Training Academy Opens its Doors to the Public

July 28, 2016

NEWTON, NJ—Despite the heat, the New Jersey Public Safety Training Academy opened its doors to the public with a Grand Opening celebration on Sunday, July 24.

Many gathered for the ribbon cutting ceremony under tents to keep out of the sun, welcoming the NJ Public Safety Training Academy to the town.

Located on 150 Lake Iliff Road in Andover, the academy is somewhat hidden behind what ...

Open to Area Residents: New Sparta Police Junior Academy Promises an Activity Packed Camp Experience

SPARTA, NJ - A brand new program filled with hands on activities awaits area students participating in the third annual Junior Police Day Camp. 

The Sparta Police Department is inviting students who will be entering fifth, sixth, seventh and eight grades in September.  This year Sgt John Lamon has revamped the program to incorporate several facets of police work, in addition to the ...

Four People to Run for Newton Board of Education in November

NEWTON, NJ - Four people will be on ballot for Newton Board of Education in November.  They will be vying for three 3-year terms. 

The candidates are:

Anthony Neggers II
Edward Caffrey
Raymond Morris
Charles J Fantasia

Caffrey, Fantasia and Morris are incumbents.  The election will be on November 8.

According to the Sussex County Board of Elections, voter ...

Free Night at Newton Pool for Military Family Night Out Program Offered by The Center for Prevention and Counseling

July 30, 2016

NEWTON, NJ - Military families will be celebrated at the Newton Pool on August 26.  Veterans and active service members and their families are invited for a free swim with food and prizes. The event will run from 5 until 7 p.m. 

The Center for Prevention and Counseling is sponsoring the Military Family Night Out evening to foster a opportunity for families to enjoy an evening ...

Newton Habitat for Humanity Gets a New Home

NEWTON, NJ - Newton Habitat for Humanity will soon have a new home of its own.  The non-profit organization received the deed to a foreclosed property on Mount View Road from Wells Fargo. 

The dwelling on the property will be demolished and replaced with a pole barn.  The building will be 40' x 50' by Shirk from Pennsylvania.  The new facility will have 1400 square ...

C.L.E.A.R. Launches in Newton

NEWTON, NJ - Newton Police Department in cooperation with the Center for Prevention and Counseling have officially launched the C.L.E.A.R. program for Sussex County.  The program seeks to reach people dealing with heroin addiction before they are in trouble with police.

C.L.E.A.R.  stands for Community, Law Enforcement, Addiction and Recovery.  It was part of the discussion at ...

Open to Area Residents: New Sparta Police Junior Academy Promises an Activity Packed Camp Experience

July 27, 2016

SPARTA, NJ - A brand new program filled with hands on activities awaits area students participating in the third annual Junior Police Day Camp. 

The Sparta Police Department is inviting students who will be entering fifth, sixth, seventh and eight grades in September.  This year Sgt John Lamon has revamped the program to incorporate several facets of police work, in addition to the ...

Weekend Events, Road Closures in Sparta July 22-24

SPARTA, NJ – Another busy summer weekend in Sparta begins on Friday night when the VFW once again hosts a barbecue for the community.

At the post on Main Street the communty is invited to a barbecue meal of chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers or sausage and peppers along with potato salad, cole slaw, dessert and a drink. The meal can be eaten in the newly refurbished hall or taken to ...

Sparta's Week End of Free Family Fun: Fireworks and Outdoor Movie

SPARTA, NJ – It will be another week end of community activities this week with fireworks scheduled for Friday and Family Movie Night scheduled for Saturday. 

Lake Mohawk Country Club announced there will be a second fireworks show over the lake on July 15 at 9 p.m. No raindate is scheduled.  The show on July 4 was delayed by computer issues stemming from rain.  By the ...

Weekend Events, Road Closures in Sparta July 22-24

July 22, 2016

SPARTA, NJ – Another busy summer weekend in Sparta begins on Friday night when the VFW once again hosts a barbecue for the community.

At the post on Main Street the communty is invited to a barbecue meal of chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers or sausage and peppers along with potato salad, cole slaw, dessert and a drink. The meal can be eaten in the newly refurbished hall or taken to ...

Area Girls Invited to Softball Try-outs

SPARTA, NJ - The Sparta Diamond Travel softball team is inviting girls from the area to try out for their 2017 season.  The tryouts are for the next years' travel teams and are different from the 2016 Spring and Fall teams.

The tryout schedule is:

July 19 - U10
July 20 - U12
July 21 - U14

The tryouts will take place on Ungerman Field.  Rain dates have yet to be ...

Newton Community Members to Be Honored at Miners' Game

NEWTON, NJ – The Town of Newton is being celebrated at Skylands Stadium at a Miners baseball game.  On Friday, August 5 the Miners will play Trois Rivieres and members of the community will be honored. Additionally, a special Friday Fireworks show is planned after the game.

Tickets can be purchased at Newton Town Hall for $10. 

Trois Rivieres Aigles is a Canadian ...

Permanent Make Up Facilities Opens in Sparta: It's Not What You Think

July 9, 2016

SPARTA, NJ – The doors are officially open to a new Sparta business.  Permanent Makeup by Kathy had a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 23 with Mayor Christine Quinn doing the honors.  Business owner Kathy Czerhoniak and her mother Patricia Heal along with Dawn Fritzsch of the Sussex County Chamber of Commerce all gathered in front of the office at 83 Woodport Road for the ...

Stop & Shop Announces Recall of Gold Medal Flour

July 28, 2016

SPARTA, NJ - Stop & Shop announces a recall of Gold Medal All Purpose Flour.  The recall announced on July 26 is for product sold in five pound bags. 

The announcement said, "Out of an abundance of caution, ALL Date Codes are pulled, but only product is the following date codes are impacted: 18JUN2017KC, 01AUG2017KC, 13AUG2017KC THROUGH 21AUG2017KC."

This recall is ...

C.L.E.A.R. Launches in Newton

July 23, 2016

NEWTON, NJ - Newton Police Department in cooperation with the Center for Prevention and Counseling have officially launched the C.L.E.A.R. program for Sussex County.  The program seeks to reach people dealing with heroin addiction before they are in trouble with police.

C.L.E.A.R.  stands for Community, Law Enforcement, Addiction and Recovery.  It was part of the discussion at ...

Sparta Woman Brings Healing Through Hypnosis

SPARTA, NJ - It is not uncommon to know someone who has sought healing from alternative methods.  People attend yoga classes of all types.  Acupuncture and Reiki healers are also popular ways to achieve and maintain health.

Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique or QHHT is also becoming a familiar type of healing therapies.  The technique developed by Dolores Cannon over the course ...

Christie Orders Halt to All State-Funded Construction Projects; 23-Cent Gas Tax Increase Uncertain

July 2, 2016

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Chris Christie has shut down state-funded highway construction projects effective Saturday, July 2 after the state Senate balked at an Assembly plan backed by Christie that would have increased the state’s gasoline tax by 23-cents per gallon, money that would used to replenish the state’s battered Transportation Trust Fund.

Without a new source of revenue, ...

Newton Council Selects New Mayor, Swears in Elected Members

NEWTON, NJ – The Newton Township Council held their reorganization meeting on Friday afternoon.  The main order of business was to swear in the newly elected council members Daniel Flynn and Helen Le Frois and select Sandra Diglio mayor. 

Diglo is serving her second four-year term, having first been elected to council in 2010.  She previously served as Mayor in ...

Introducing House on the Hudson

July 30, 2016

At TAP into Travels, we enjoy exploring the world and finding cool new things.  On our latest expedition to Cleveland where were observing elephants in their natural habitat, we discovered this wonderful micro brand, Little House on Hudson.

Little House on Hudson is a boutique brand specializing in handmade and unique accessories with a political bent.  While we were ...

Introducing House on the Hudson

At TAP into Travels, we enjoy exploring the world and finding cool new things.  On our latest expedition to Cleveland where were observing elephants in their natural habitat, we discovered this wonderful micro brand, Little House on Hudson.

Little House on Hudson is a boutique brand specializing in handmade and unique accessories with a political bent.  While we were ...

An Introduction to TAPinto Travels

TAPinto Travels is pleased to join the TAPinto family of independent publishers. 

Our mission is simple.  We believe there is a world out there and we want you to see as much as you can.  We all work hard and we all deserve some time off to enjoy with our friends and family.  We will do our best to inform you of all the wonderful things you can do close to home and out in ...

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Chatham Jewelry Store Robbed: 'They put a gun to my head'

July 30, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - Three armed black males robbed Crescent Jewelers at gunpoint on Main Street in Chatham just before noon on Thursday, making an escape in a gray or silver Jeep Cherokee, according to Chatham Borough Police.

"They put a gun to my head, duct-taped me and robbed," Jillian Prisco, one of the proprietors, said. "I was the only person there. I was only open ...

The Need to look at the Human Dimension of the Military

July 24, 2016

In 1970, there was draft for the Vietnam War.  My draft number was 356 near the bottom for recruitment.  Today, there are many more threats. We have the Chinese and the Russians near our coasts routinely, and we have action in the South China Sea and the Pacific over Chinese development of islands of sand, as well as terrorism and cyber attacks..

 

I have read numerous ...

Global research finds 10 risk factors that account for 90 percent of all strokes

The results of a study of almost 27,000 people from 32 countries around the globe found that if 10 risk factors were controlled, 90 percent of all strokes could be prevented. They are: high blood pressure (140/90 or higher),  blood fats (cholesterol), obesity, poor diet, smoking, high or heavy alcohol use, diabetes, stress, heart disease, and physical inactivity. Of them all, high blood ...

Faces on the Money

Faces on the Money                     By Rev. Andrew JJ Paton

       Seen from the right angle, and with my hair quite long, I’m told there’s a vague resemblance to an American president of years gone by. One day my wife was showing our little ...

Sussex County YMCA Promotes Better Nutrition and Exercise Through $10K Grant

July 30, 2016

The Sussex County YMCA has launched initiatives promoting better nutrition and exercise using a $10,000 grant from Atlantic Health System to teach children to grow vegetables and to inspire shoppers to increase their daily steps.

In the spring, students in the YMCA’s after-school care program at Franklin Borough School planted cherry tomatoes, basil and lettuce in using aeroponics, a ...