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Sparta High School Dedicates the New Isak Anderson Recording Studio

December 8, 2018

SPARTA, NJ — Students at Sparta High School now have a recording studio on campus, thanks to a donation by the Anderson family. The studio received professional treatment including a mixing board, microphones, flooring and wall boards, a MAC computer, instruments and lots of wiring.

When the Andersons lost their son Isak at the age of 14, they requested donations to the Sparta ...

Newton High School Celebrates 70th Year of National Honor Society

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School Chapter of the National Honor Society held its annual Induction ceremony on Wednesday, November 28 in the high school’s auditorium.

This year 28 new members were inducted. The participated in a traditional ceremony with a long history. The honor society received its charter in 1949 and held its first candlelight ceremony in 1957.

There are 25 ...

Newton High School Announces First Marking Period Honor Roll for 2018-2019

NEWTON, NJ-- Newton High School announces the students who have qualified for Honor Rolls for the first marking period of the 2018-2019 school year. Students who have a grade point average greater than or equal to 3.5 through 3.749 receive Cum Laude. Students who have a GPA greater than or equal to 3.75 through 3.999 receive Magna Cum Laude and students who have a GPA of 4.0 and above ...

Newton Wrestling Team Looks Forward to a Successful New Season

December 7, 2018

NEWTON,NJ—The Newton High School Wrestling team is excited to begin their new season with a large number of returning varsity team members.  They are confident despite their four key losses due to graduation.

“We return 11 starters and are excited at the prospect of the upcoming season,” head coach Eric Bollette said. “We feel we are a solid team that can ...

Newton Girls Basketball Team Dedicates 2018-2019 Season to Coach

NEWTON, NJ—While the girls on the Newton High School basketball team have been playing together for years, according to Lisa Casamassina, who has been the assistant coach since 2012, there is something a little different about this season.

This year, Casamassina has taken over as head coach of the team. The girls have decided to dedicate their season to their former longtime head coach ...

High School Basketball: Morristown Resident Chloe Milanesi Reaches 1,000th Point Milestone

SPARTA, NJ -  Junior Chloe Milanesi, a Morristown resident and student at Veritas Christian Academy in Sparta reached a career milestone on Friday afternoon. During the team's first game of the 2018 basketball season, Milanesi scored her 1,000th point. It was during Veritas Christian's 58-10 defeat of Morris County Home Schoolers on November 30, ...

Amanda's Baby Comes Early in Third 'Journey of Hope' Video Released by Birth Haven

December 10, 2018

Birth Haven, a shelter for homeless pregnant women and their babies, located in Newton, New Jersey, is continuing its “Journey of Hope” video series by releasing its third, and most surprising, feature of the series. 

In the third part of this series, Amanda continues to prepare for her life as a mother. Early morning chores, meetings, doctor appointments, and classes, all ...

Sparta Elementary School Families Turn Out for Holiday Service Night for Sussex County Foster Children

SPARTA, NJ – The Helen Morgan School cafeteria was buzzing with the energy from the busy hands of Christmas elves at the third annual Family Service Night.  On Friday night, December 1 students and their families donated their time wrapping a mountain of toys for children in foster care in Sussex County.

This year the initiative collected toys and gifts for 141 children.  ...

Sparta German Christmas Market 2018 Brings Crowds

December 2, 2018

SPARTA, NJ – While the weather was not optimal, crowds showed up for the 17th annual German Christmas Market.  The boardwalk, club house, Elks Club and grounds were bustling with families and friends shopping, eating, drinking, enjoying entertainment and a visit with Santa.

On Friday evening Lake Mohawk Country Club members got a preview.  Saturday, with warm temperatures ...

Sparta Begins Celebrating Christmas

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta will begin celebrating the Christmas season this week end with a number of family friendly events.

The German Christmas Market will be open to the public on Saturday December 1 from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Sunday December 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The German Christmas Market will be held on the Lake Mohawk Country Club boardwalk, inside the club house at all ...

Sparta High School's Shacappella to Hold Holiday Party Karaoke

SPARTA, NJ — Sparta High School contemporary singing group Shacappella has been busy entertaining people throughout the district this year. The unusual name is derived from Sparta High School a cappella.

 

"It's so special to be able to make beautiful music using our voices as our only instruments," singer Stephanie Downes said. "I love spending time ...

Husky Foster Program at Tree-licious Orchards Provides a Better Life for Rescue Dogs

December 10, 2018

PORT MURRAY, NJ -- Tree-licious Orchards has a great reputation for their varieties of apples, fruits and vegetables, but it’s also known as a foster home for rescue husky dogs. “Our huskies just love life at the orchard,” said Tree-licious partner, Ginger Kesler.

Housing huskies at the farm started as a way to help reduce the orchard of critters and provide a better life for ...

Clinton's Fourchette Shares the Secrets of their Success as a Small Business

<!--block-->CLINTON, NJ -- TAPintoTV Senior Producer Kayla Galka recently stopped into Fourchette, a shop on Main Street here, and spoke with staff members about the secrets of the success behind this thriving small business.

Fourchette opened five years ago as a full-service cheese shop, with gourmet foods, imported French linens and unique home and kitchen goods. While ...

Millburn Winter Walk Holiday Event Highlights the Importance of Shopping Local

<!--block-->MILLBURN, NJ -- Crowds gathered here in Taylor Park for the lighting of the 2nd Annual “Winter Walk,” presented by the Millburn-Short Hills Chamber of Commerce. Held a day after “Shop Local Saturday,” the event highlighted the importance of community and supporting local destinations and businesses this holiday season. <!--block-->

“It ...

Historic Inauguration Reenactment and Gala to Benefit the Grover Cleveland Birthplace

<!--block-->MONTCLAIR, NJ -- The Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association recently held a gala and reenactment of the president’s 1893 inauguration here at the Woman’s Club of Upper Montclair. 

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<!--block-->CBS New York’s John Elliott, who served as the Master of Ceremonies, said, “There’s nothing more fun than history, so ...

A TASTE OF BERGEN 2018 HELD TO BENEFIT NEW BRIDGE MEDICAL CENTER

GARFIELD, NJ -- The 10th Annual “A Taste of Bergen” fundraiser was recently held here at The Venetian. Proceeds of the event will support the patients, long term care residents, veterans, and people in need served by New Bridge Medical Center in Paramus. 

The event featured 32 local restaurants, who donated their services to benefit the event, and was attended by ...

Team Velvet's Mini Movie Wins A 'Winnie Award' At Equus Film Festival

December 10, 2018

RARITAN TWP., N.J. — Little Annie is a miniature horse who helps children suffering from trauma. She also stars in Little Horse Big Medicine, which won a Winnie Award at the 2018 Equus Film Festival held in Brooklyn, N.Y.  from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2. The story is told from Annie’s point of view as she is the film’s narrator.

Filmmakers came to the festival from near and ...

NJ Dept of Agriculture Announces Romaine Lettuce Grown in State is Safe

December 1, 2018

TRENTON – The U.S. Food & Drug Administration and Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention have announced that their agencies have narrowed down the source of contaminated romaine lettuce at the heart of a recent outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7, and that no New Jersey-grown lettuce is connected to the outbreak.

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture therefore reminds consumers and ...

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Sparta Police: Speeding Stop Ends with Two in Custody

December 10, 2018

SPARTA, NJ – A driver and passenger were stopped for speeding on Route 15 and ended up in custody.  On December 9 around 3:30 p.m. Officer Steven Guido stopped Joseph Devalle, 27 of Jersey City for going 89 MPH in a 55 MPH zone, police report.

When Guido spoke with Devalle, the officer smelled marijuana in the car.  Devalle told Guido he had smoked earlier in the day but there ...

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Make Pasta Amazing with this Foodie Find: Bottarga Di Muggine (Cured Mullet Roe)

December 8, 2018

Where we found it: Eataly NYC Downtown

Last year, our au pair from Sardinia, a little island of Italy, brought home grated cured mullet roe from her trip to the city with friends.

“This is from my hometown!” Giulia told us, taking out a little jar of Bottarga Di Muggine. The next day, she made a simple dish of spaghetti with asparagus, sprinkling each bowl with a spoonful ...

Belmar, Beachfront Vendor Settle Lawsuit over 10th Avenue Concession Leases

December 9, 2018

BELMAR, NJ — The owners of a Belmar beachfront concession will receive a $130,000 rent reduction over the next five years and another $15,000 in deposit funds on prior leases, under a settlement reached with the borough in a breach of contract lawsuit.

Hilary and Trent Colanduoni, who now operate Shore Break Grill in the new Rowland Pavilion at 10th Avenue, were seeking damages from the ...

The Families Speak: Karidis and Caneiro Families Express Gratitude for Love and Support, Requesting Privacy

COLTS NECK, NJ - The Memorial Service for the Caneiro family is Sunday and the Karidis and Caneiro families have shared with TAPinto Colts Neck a Family Statement:

"The Karidis and Caneiro families are grateful for the outpouring of love and support we have received from our devoted family, the faithful friends of Jennifer, Keith, Jesse and Sophia, and many ...

New Rules Limit What Local Police May Ask; Cooperation with ICE Also Curtailed

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – Police officers here and across the state are now restricted from asking you certain questions because of  a directive issued by state Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal.

Grewal’s policy – which applies to all state, county and local law enforcement agencies – also limits the types of voluntary assistance that police may provide to federal civil ...

Union County Honors Jennifer Popper of Plainfield

ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County Freeholder Rebecca Williams presented a resolution to Jennifer Popper of Plainfield on Wednesday, congratulating her on walking over 800 miles from Union County to Maine over the summer to honor her late husband, Michael, and to raise awareness of the East Coast Greenway.

Michael Popper died in June 2016 in a kayaking accident near Corea Harbor, Maine. Jennifer ...

Waiting a Year to Buy Your Home Could Cost You

National home prices increased by 5.4% since this time last year. Over that same time period, interest rates remained near historic lows, allowing many buyers to enter the market and lock in low rates.

Team Nest Builder knows that, as a home seller, you’re probably most concerned about ‘short-term price’ – where home values are headed over the next six months. As a home ...

5 Terrific Cut-Your-Own Christmas Tree Farms in Northern NJ

Many New Jersey families treasure the tradition of cutting down a Christmas tree.  Team Nest Builder rounded up the 5 top spots in Northern New Jersey to do just that! A heads-up: 2 of the 5 farms close after this weekend, and many tree farms are running low on supply this year, so call first, then grab your saw and go!

Shale Hills Farm – 98 Pond School Rd, Sussex

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4 Reasons to Buy A Home This Winter

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Prices Will Continue to Rise

CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insight report revealed that home prices appreciated by 5.6% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts prices will continue to increase at a rate of 4.7% over the next year.  The bottom in home prices has come and gone.

German Christmas Market & Beyond: Area Holiday Events This Weekend

Bigger and better, the 2018 Weihnachtsmarkt: 17th Annual Lake Mohawk German Christmas Market hits Sparta this weekend, and Team Nest Builder has the scoop you need to know.  Want to have holiday fun this weekend but avoid those crowds? Team Nest Builder has you covered there, too!  Read on for lots of local holiday fun happening this weekend!

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The Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders November 28 Meeting Video

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AtlantiCast: Episode 23

On this week’s AtlantiCast, find out why it’s easier than ever to receive care at Atlantic Health System, the Morristown Medical Center’s Heart Success program reaches a milestone in the fight against heart failure, quality healthcare that protects the environment and kicking off the holiday season with the Festival of Lights.

 

Highlands Council awarded over $4.5 million for preservation projects

December 11, 2018

Largest single-year award ever made in federal grant program

CHESTER, N.J. — The New Jersey Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council (Highlands Council) will be receiving a $4,675,000 grant from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) for preservation projects in the New Jersey Highlands region. This grant represents the largest single-year award ever made through the ...

Belmar, Beachfront Vendor Settle Lawsuit over 10th Avenue Concession Leases

December 9, 2018

BELMAR, NJ — The owners of a Belmar beachfront concession will receive a $130,000 rent reduction over the next five years and another $15,000 in deposit funds on prior leases, under a settlement reached with the borough in a breach of contract lawsuit.

Hilary and Trent Colanduoni, who now operate Shore Break Grill in the new Rowland Pavilion at 10th Avenue, were seeking damages from the ...