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Newton Area Alumni Earn Accolades on their College Campuses

February 14, 2018

NEWTON, NJ – Newton area alumni have earned distinction on their college campuses. 

Benjamin Allison and Bethanie Stobie have been named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2017 semester at Grove City College.

East Stroudsburg University announced several Newton area graduates were on the Dean’s List Fall 2017:

Kaitlyn Coiro a Biology major,
Ashley Collins an ...

Sparta High School Inducts 24 to STEM Academy

SPARTA, NJ – The STEM Academy at Sparta High School recently inducted 23 new members in a white lab coat ceremony.  Family members were invited to the breakfast event in the media center.

"We are very proud to have inducted our class of 2021 into the STEM Academy,” Principal Janet Ferraro said. “This year we included our third and final strand as we added the ...

Newton Schools Follow Delayed Opening Schedule on Thursday

NEWTON, NJ – Due to the winter weather Newton schools will be following a two hour delayed opening schedule on Thursday, February 8:

Newton High School will start at 9:40 a.m.

Halsted Middle School will start at 9:50 a.m.

Merriam Avenue School will start at 10:05 a.m.  Morning Preschool is cancelled.  Afternoon Preschool will begin at 11:15 a.m.  Breakfast will not ...

Newton Boys Basketball Team Demolishes Belvidere

February 19, 2018

NEWTON, NJ—Newton High School boys basketball team demolished Belvidere on Thursday, when they played them away and won 73-29.

“We played excellent defense,” head coach Dirk Kelly said. “We shot 50 percent from the three. Jake Heller, Jake Tarabokija, and Luismy Arias led the team in scoring." 

Tarabokija scored 19 points, five 3-pointers and two ...

Newton Wrestlers Take the Mat at Pascack Valley in District 1 Tournament

NEWTON, NJ – Newton High School wrestlers will be on the mat at Pascack Valley representing the Braves in the District 1 tournament.  The top three wrestlers from each weight class will go on to the regionals next week.

Representing Newton:

106 lbs Nathan Fitt, Freshman – record 19-10 Third seed
113 lbs Danny Cleary, Freshman – record 13-14 Fourth seed
120 lbs ...

Newton Boys Basketball Takes Win Over Jefferson, Tarabokija Passes 300 Point Mark

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School boys basketball team added another win to their record when they beat Jefferson 73-60, when they played them home on Tuesday.

“It was a nice win against Jefferson,” head coach Dirk Kelly said. “We led by as many as 18 in the 4th quarter, had great man to man defense which turned the game.

Jake Tarabokija led in scoring with 22 ...

Sparta Police Officer to Jump in the Ocean for Special Olympics

February 19, 2018

SPARTA, NJ –  A Sparta Police Officer will be taking a polar plunge for the Special Olympics.  Cpl. Dave Pridham will be part of the Mixed Bag O’Nuts team jumping into the ocean at Seaside to raise money for the New Jersey Special Olympics organization.

The team, comprised of active or retired military is seeking additional donations for the cause.  They will be ...

Newton Lenape Valley Ice Hockey Helps Hayden Hammer Cancer

STOCKHOLM, NJ – Newton Lenape Valley ice hockey team held their annual charity game at Skylands Ice World, raising about $1,000 for an 8-year-old Andover boy battling cancer.  The game against Parsippany Regional was the backdrop against several events and fundraising opportunities for Hayden Marshall, including a visit from New York Ranger JT Miller. 

“Hayden is a great ...

Rutgers Seminar Focuses On Equine Gastrointestinal Health

February 19, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Horse owners gathered on a rainy Feb. 11 to learn more about gastrointestinal health and management at the Horse Management Seminar hosted by the Rutgers Equine Science Center and Rutgers Cooperative Extension.

Dr. Burt Staniar from Pennsylvania State University got things started with “How does physically effective fiber behave in the equine gut? – A ...

N.J. Horse To Be Awarded Planetree Service Animal Medal of Honor

 

THREE BRIDGES, N.J. — Thanks to bitter cold weather, it had been some time since the veterans had been able to attend therapy sessions at Spring Reins of Life (SRoL).

When the weather cleared the veterans arrived at the farm with news they were excited to share — Spring Thaw, the lead therapy horse, was to be honored by the Veteran’s Administration with the ...

Standardbred Retirement Foundation Has Breedings for Sale

MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, N.J.— The Standardbred Retirement Foundation has many breedings for sale as of Feb. 13 and anticipates others to become available throughout the season. To access the list, or to donate a breeding and receive a tax deduction for your gift, contact Tammy at 732 446-4422, or via email at SRFHorsesandKids@gmail.com.

The list of current available breedings can be ...

New Law Requires Amateur Sports Organizations To Report Sexual Abuse

WASHINGTON, D.C. — . – Senate Bill 534, Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 was signed into law on Jan. 14, 2018, effective immediately.

The bill imposes a duty on amateur sports organizations, including US Equestrian and its members, to report suspected sex-abuse to local or federal law enforcement or to a ...

Reining Horse Foundation Scholarship Deadline Is March 1

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — High school seniors who are members of the National Reining Horse Youth Association (NRHyA) are encouraged to apply for scholarships made possible by the Reining Horse Foundation (RHF).

Applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2018, for consideration. At least seven academic- and need-based scholarships will be awarded by an independent committee based upon ...

Scholars, Volunteers And Top NJ Horses Of 2017 Honored

 

The 61st Annual New Jersey Breeders Awards Luncheon was held on Sunday at O’Connor’s Restaurant in Eastampton.

Nancy Murray was honored as Horse Park of NJ Volunteer of the Year:

A retired nurse-anesthesiologist from Lanoka Harbor, she has been volunteering at the horse park for the past three years, helping with hospitality, back-up horse ambulance and running ...

Travel Report from the New York Toy Fare - Here is a Great Product for Parents of Children with Infants and Toddlers

February 20, 2018

TAPintoTravels - Some of the fun travel opportunities that TAPintoTravels gets to participate in are exclusive events that the TAPinto community cannot attend.  It gives us the exclusive opportunity to bring new news to our readers that they would otherwise not receive.

Sometimes they are breaking events and other times they are quite small.  Even though ...

Travels Spotlight - Coast Guard Ends Search for Fishermen Lost at Sea, Fund Established to Help Family

TAPintoTravels is here to promote travel whether it is for work or pleasure.  Most of our reporting is fun and helpful.  However on rare occasions, we do have to report on heart breaking stories.  It is always hardest when it involves men with families that have been lost at sea.  Please consider assisting this family in need and keep them in your thoughts or ...

TAPinto Travels Interviews Celebrity Politicians on Their Travel Preferences

TAPintoTravels - We frequent many events in the course of our travels. One of our favorite experiences is interviewing famous people about their travel preferences.  Here are a couple of our favorite interviews featuring politicians.

In this clip, former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey speaks about his love of Jersey City and what it has to offer.

In this clip, ...

Update: Health Authorities Still Investigating Flu Death of Elizabeth Schoolgirl

February 20, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health is continuing to investigate the cause of the passing of Daniela Genaro who attended Nicholas LaCorte - Peterstown School No. 3 after it was confirmed that the student had been diagnosed with influenza. Officials say, it "presently remains unclear whether or not the virus was the primary contributing factor to the child's ...

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Sparta Police Nab Two on Outstanding Warrants

February 19, 2018

SPARTA,NJ – Several people with active warrants were picked up by Sparta Police this week. On February 12 around noon, Sparta Police Officer Christopher Favaro stopped Newark resident Alex Nunes-Ramalho, 23, for broken break lights on his gold Chevy Impala. 

 Nunes-Ramalho told Favaro that he did not have his wallet with him.  Instead, the driver showed the officer a ...

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AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 12

On this week’s episode of AtlantiCast, decade of excellence makes headlines, as Atlantic Health’s place on Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For List leads off the newest episode of AtlantiCast. Also on this week’s show, check out the newest “hybrid” operating room at Morristown Medical Center and find out how Atlantic Health is helping local ...

AtlantiCast Medical Minute: Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center

On this episode of the AtlantiCast Medical Minute, we’ll take you inside the Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center, with the center’s director, Jason Lowenstein, MD.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M7euCp86-c

AtlantiCast Episode 011

Breaking Atlantic Health System news on this week’s AtlantiCast! Plus, find out why Morristown Medical Center is one of the best hospitals in the nation when it comes to recovering from joint surgery, see the newest center for fighting brain cancer and an Atlantic Health System red-carpet premiere!

 

Sparta Boy Scout Troop 150 Honors New Eagles

February 19, 2018

SPARTA, NJ - On Sunday, January 21, 2018 Scouts, parents and friends of Boy Scout Troop 150, along with members of the Sparta community, gathered at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church to celebrate the eight of the Troop’s newest Eagle Scouts.  Buddy Al-Aydi, Tyler Holden, Andreas Oleinyk, Ben Schultz, Erich Schwarzrock, Quinn Van Es, Zach Van Es and Chris Zachok attained the ...

Height during childhood associated with increased stroke risk in adulthood

Researchers in Denmark studied the health records of more than 300,000 people born between 1930 and 1989 and found that those who were shorter than average height between ages 7 and 13 had a greater risk of stroke as adults. The results of this study were published in the February 15, 2018 issue of the journal Stroke.

Summary: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320922.php

Journal ...

Very Hot Tea Increases Cancer Risk

Researchers in China studying the consumption of “burning” hot tea, alcohol, and smoking habits of greater than 450,000 people ages 30 –79 for more than nine years found a five time greater risk of esophageal cancer in those who engaged in all three of the behaviors and a two time greater risk in those who either smoked or drank alcohol and consumed burning hot tea as compared ...

Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying or Selling in NJ

Team Nest Builder knows that whether you are buying or selling a New Jersey home it can be quite the adventure, which is why you need an experienced real estate professional to guide you on the path to achieving your ultimate goal. But in this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can ‘For Sale by Owner’ or ...

Does Marriage or Mortgage Come First?

According to the National Association of REALTORS most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, married couples once again dominated the first-time homebuyer statistics in 2017 at 57% of all buyers. Team Nest Builder knows it's no surprise that having two incomes to save for down payments and contribute to monthly housing costs makes buying a home more ...

Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders February 14 2018 Meeting Video

NEWTON, NJ - Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders February 14 2018 Meeting Video 

 

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 12

On this week’s episode of AtlantiCast, decade of excellence makes headlines, as Atlantic Health’s place on Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For List leads off the newest episode of AtlantiCast. Also on this week’s show, check out the newest “hybrid” operating room at Morristown Medical Center and find out how Atlantic Health is helping local ...

AtlantiCast Medical Minute: Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center

On this episode of the AtlantiCast Medical Minute, we’ll take you inside the Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center, with the center’s director, Jason Lowenstein, MD.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M7euCp86-c

AtlantiCast Episode 011

Breaking Atlantic Health System news on this week’s AtlantiCast! Plus, find out why Morristown Medical Center is one of the best hospitals in the nation when it comes to recovering from joint surgery, see the newest center for fighting brain cancer and an Atlantic Health System red-carpet premiere!

 

Sparta Education Foundation Offers Dragon Boat Races Sponsorships

February 20, 2018

SPARTA, NJ—February 19, 2018--- The fourth annual Sparta Education Foundation Dragon Boat Festival announces new sponsorship levels and team divisions for this fun-filled event on Lake Mohawk taking place Sunday, May 20.

The new sponsorship levels for 2018 include:


Dragon Sponsor: $7,500 (Limit One Sponsor)


Platinum Sponsor: $ 5,000 (Limit One Sponsor)


Awards ...

Paterson's Poet Laureate

February 13, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- The City of Paterson has given birth to famous athletes, business leaders, actors, and now, a poet laureate.

Born and raised in Paterson, Talena Lachelle Queen told TAPinto Paterson that she has been writing since she was five-years old, and, as she grew older, realized that when it came to pursuing studies and a career in writing, she “didn’t have a choice.” ...