‘The Mighty Barribal’ to appear in TAPinto Sparta and Newton

September 23, 2016

In a world beset by problems of every kind imaginable—bad weather (too hot, cold, dry, damp etc.), awful traffic day in and day out, wrong viewpoints on just about anything under the sun, disregard for the wisdom of one’s elders and betters, and much, much more—where do we turn for common-sense answers?

Yes, where...?

TAPinto Sparta and Newton is proud to present a unique ...

UPDATED - September 9 Week-End in Sparta and Newton: Food, Movie and 9/11 Memorial Events

SPARTA, NJ – It will be another activity filled week-end in Sparta. On Friday, the Sparta Elks will have Taco Night at the lodge on the Lake Mohawk Boardwalk.  Beginning at 7 p.m. tacos and quesadillas.  Families are invited to join in this event to raise funds for Elks Charities; adults $10 and children $12 and under $5.

Sparta Public Library is offering an "Introduction ...

DASI to host Night of Comedy & Beefsteak

NEWTON, NJ—The Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Intervention Services will host their second annual Night of Comedy and Beefsteak on Friday, September 9.

The event will be held at the Barn at Hillside Park, located at 146 Lake Iliff Road, Andover Twp.  And will begin at 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

“Our dinner is catered by the Brownstone in Paterson, famous for their Beefsteak ...

Taste of Newton to Include Chef Competition This Year

NEWTON, NJ – A new event has been added to this year’s Taste of Newton, a day that introduces area residents to Newton’s many restaurants.  On September 12 Spring Street will become a stage of culinary experiences.  The event will run from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

In addition to the fare offered by the local eating establishments, there will be music “for your ...

Newton Pool Party to Benefit the Halsted Class of 2017

NEWTON, NJ – The Newton Pool will be closing on August 28 for the season but will open on Monday, August 29 for a special event open to everyone.  The Halsted Class of 2017 is holding a pool party to “end your summer with a splash.”

From 3 until 8 p.m. the pool will open for $5 per person.  Pizza and snack will be available for purchase as well.  The pool is ...

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Upcoming Events

Sun, September 25, 12:00 PM

1st Presbyterian Church, Stanhope

Project Help Concert for Veterans

Arts & Entertainment

Sun, September 25, 12:00 PM

1st Presbyterian Church, Stanhope

Project Help Concert for Veterans

Arts & Entertainment

Sun, September 25, 1:00 PM

Van Kirk Homestead Museum, Sparta

Opening Day Fall Exhibit - Lime Crest Quarry: ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Girl Scout Troop 4224 Book Swap

September 24, 2016

ANDOVER -  Have you ever wanted to trade books with others for free? Do you love to read, but hate the price of books? Well, at our Girl Scout Book Swap, you can meet up with fellow bookworms and trade books!

We are hosting this event to help Troop 4224 earn our Bronze Awards, a critical part of becoming a Cadette. There will be refreshments provided, and any books untaken will be donated ...

Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben

Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben (Penguin, 2016)


Think Space Mountain in Disney World, which you ride in complete darkness. It's the only roller coaster in the world that I will ride on because I can't see all the scarey dips and whirls coming at me in the inkiness. Riding Space Mountain is the best analogy that I can think of for reading Harlan Coben's hottest best seller ...

‘Bathing in Moonlight’ Recalls 1950s Cuba

PRINCETON, NJ – Although this  play by Nilo Cruz is set in 2015, reflecting both Cuba and Miami, the theme is closer to struggles at least 30 years earlier. 

A priest who falls in love would more likely become an Episcopalian or even a Unitarian. So this dichotomy makes the whole premise less than believable. It’s really “The Thornbirds” revisited.
Raul ...

You’re Only as Old as You Dress

“Do you think this is too young for me?” asked a voice from behind me. I turned from the dressing room door where my teenage daughter was trying on clothes.

The “this” in question was a super-clingy, lycra mini dress in a black and purple animal print.

The “me” who was asking, was a 40-something year-old mom.

I was, quite literally, at a loss for ...