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Two-Time Super Bowl Champ Carl Banks Among Public Storage Customers Seeking Return of Possessions

October 18, 2021

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Among those frustrated by his inability to visit his unit at Public Storage on Route 22 in Scotch Plains is two-time Super Bowl champion and Giants legend Carl Banks, who stored mementos of his stellar NFL career at the storage facility. 

Items in the storage unit include Banks's Pro Bowl jersey and items belonging to his son, CJ, that include a signed ...

Update: Two Crashes on I-78 Caused Lane Closures Thursday

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Drivers on I-78 in both directions in the vicinity of the entrance and exit to Diamond Hill Road were stuck in traffic on Thursday afternoon after two separate crashes, one on each side of the highway, resulted in lane closures.

The first crash was a multi-vehicle collision involving a tractor-trailer and three trucks in a work zone on Westbound I-78, ...

Regarding WHRHS Schedule for Oct. 13

WARREN, NJ ---Some have asked questions regarding the schedule at Watchung Hills. The schedule is:

 

October 13th
On the morning of October 13th, we are having a special instructional day with morning activities determined by grade level:


All 10th and 11th graders are eligible to take the PSAT at WHRHS starting at 7:30am. Students will be scheduled to take the ...

100th Running of the Far Hills Race Meeting Was One for the Books

October 17, 2021

FAR HILLS, NJ - After a year off due to the pandemic, the 100th running of the Far Hills Race Meeting was one for the books on a warm October Saturday. 

Known popularly as "The Hunt," the annual steeplechase event attracts people from all over the Northeast and raises money to support local health care initiatives. Although the event is technically a steeplechase, ...

Unforgettable Fire Wins First Episode of Clash of the Cover Bands

FANWOOD, NJ -- Unforgettable Fire, a band that pays tribute to U2's Bono (Anthony Russo), The Edge (Mick Normoyle), Adam Clayton (Fanwood's own Craig Kiell), and Larry Mullen Jr. (George Levesanos) emerged victorious in the first episode of E!'s new competition show, Clash of the Cover Bands, on Wednesday evening.

The theme of the evening was "Stadium Rockers" ...

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October 4, 2021

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ — With Facebook down, some people are not sure where to get their news. Have no fear, we're here. All 90 TAPinto.net sites are up and running without interruption, including TAPinto North Plainfield/Green Brook/Watchung. WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook have all gone down in a major outage on Monday.

Now is a great time to sign up for our free ...

Oct. 15 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 48 New Cases Overnight

October 15, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Friday reported 27,515 cases of the COVID-19 virus since those first cases were reported last year, an increase of 48 cases overnight. There has been a total of 761 deaths since March 8, 2020.

The New Jersey Department of Health Friday reported 1,024,061 total cases, an increase of ...

New Jersey Unveils Memorial Honoring Officers Who Died During COVID-19 Pandemic

TRENTON – New Jersey’s law enforcement leaders gathered today at the Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex in Trenton to unveil the state’s first permanent memorial honoring police officers and other law enforcement professionals who died during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The memorial honors the twenty-eight law enforcement personnel who passed away from COVID-related complications, ...

Oct. 12 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 95 New Weekend Cases

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Tuesday reported 27,415 cases of the COVID-19 virus since those first cases were reported last year, an increase of 95 cases over the holiday weekend. There has been a total of 760 deaths since March 8, 2020.

The New Jersey Department of Health Tuesday reported 1,019,945 total cases, an increase of ...

Watchung Board of Education Selects New Member

October 16, 2021

WATCHUNG, NJ — Watchung Borough Board of Education had one (1) open seat to fill after Michele Posehn resigned in August, and after interviewing five candidates, the board selected Rita Sadhvani as the newest appointee to the Watchung Borough Board of Education.

Sadhvani will serve until the expiration of the term ending December 2023 and it is expected that she will be sworn in at the ...

WHRHS Class of 2022: Watchung Hills Panoramic Picture Day

WARREN, NJ - Project Graduation is more than just a party for graduates at the end of the school year at Watchung Hills. A year-long celebration of school spirit begins with Senior Panoramic Picture Day and continues throughout the year with Spirit Days, a Senior Breakfast, Yearbook Signing event and ends with a once in a lifetime, alcohol and drug-free event on the night of graduation.

SEE ...

Today is Deadline to Register to Vote in 2021 General Election

October 12, 2021

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ — New Jersey residents are reminded that today, October 12 is the deadline for voter registration for the November 2 general election.

You can register to vote if:

You are a United States citizen.
You will be 18 years old by the next election.
You will be a resident of the state and county for 30 days before the election.
You are NOT currently ...

NJ's Urban and Rural Forests Are Putting on their Annual Show

October 15, 2021

NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey Forestry Service reports that the annual autumn foliage show is taking place in every county in the Garden State. The north westernmost part of the state is near peak conditions while color is just starting to pop up in the southern counties. 

This is a great weekend to plan a road trip to Sussex County to catch the show before it peaks. Waywayanda ...

100th Running of the Far Hills Race Meeting Was One for the Books

October 17, 2021

FAR HILLS, NJ - After a year off due to the pandemic, the 100th running of the Far Hills Race Meeting was one for the books on a warm October Saturday. 

Known popularly as "The Hunt," the annual steeplechase event attracts people from all over the Northeast and raises money to support local health care initiatives. Although the event is technically a steeplechase, ...

Can You Help? Volunteers Needed in North Plainfield

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -- The Church of the Holy Cross is hosting a Pumpkin Patch and needs help Sunday around 3 p.m. 

The call went out:

Please HELP! The pumpkins are coming and we need as many volunteers as possible. 
🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃
The tractor trailer of pumpkins for the Holy Cross pumpkin patch is now arriving this Sunday at 3 pm. 

Please bring your friends, family, ...

Watchung Borough Council Approves Authorizing Culvert Repair, Sidewalk Concept Plan

October 13, 2021

 

WATCHUNG, NJ -- The Watchung Borough Council at its last meeting approved authorizing the repair of a collapsed Elsinore Drive culvert and a Concept Plan for the construction of a sidewalk from the Watchung Circle to Best Lake.

 

A $200,000 contract was approved for Black Rock Enterprises to repair the culvert which has been impassable after it was damaged in the flood ...

Oct. 15 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 48 New Cases Overnight

October 15, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Friday reported 27,515 cases of the COVID-19 virus since those first cases were reported last year, an increase of 48 cases overnight. There has been a total of 761 deaths since March 8, 2020.

The New Jersey Department of Health Friday reported 1,024,061 total cases, an increase of ...

North Plainfield Football Runs Over GL, 42-26

October 17, 2021

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ —Nasir McGlone rushed for over 350 yards and five touchdowns to lead the North Plainfield Canucks over the Governor Livingston Highlanders on Saturday, 42-26.

“Very proud of our guys today,” said NPHS head coach Jim DiPaolo. “Our offense did a great job establishing the run game, moving the ball, and putting points on the board. Nasir McGlone had an ...

WHRHS Football: Watchung Hills Wins First of 2021 Season

WARREN, NJ — Watchung Hills defeated Monroe for the first win of the season on Friday, 42-14. Cheered on by the Tribe, the Warriors dominated on offense, defense, and special teams. SEE TRIBE VIDEO here.

“I want to give credit to all the players for never giving up this season,” said WHRHS head coach Rich Seubert. “I’m proud of them all for the fight they ...

WHRHS Class of 2022: Watchung Hills Panoramic Picture Day

WARREN, NJ - Project Graduation is more than just a party for graduates at the end of the school year at Watchung Hills. A year-long celebration of school spirit begins with Senior Panoramic Picture Day and continues throughout the year with Spirit Days, a Senior Breakfast, Yearbook Signing event and ends with a once in a lifetime, alcohol and drug-free event on the night of graduation.

SEE ...

Regarding WHRHS Schedule for Oct. 13

WARREN, NJ ---Some have asked questions regarding the schedule at Watchung Hills. The schedule is:

 

October 13th
On the morning of October 13th, we are having a special instructional day with morning activities determined by grade level:


All 10th and 11th graders are eligible to take the PSAT at WHRHS starting at 7:30am. Students will be scheduled to take the ...

Watchung Board of Education Meeting Thursday , Agenda and Link

WATCHUNG, NJ -- The scheduled time of the regular meeting of the Watchung Borough Board of Education for October 14, 2021 has been changed to 6:00pm. The board will move to closed session immediately following roll call and anticipates returning to open session between 7:00pm and 7:15pm. The meeting will be conducted remotely using communication technology with an option to attend in ...

North Plainfield Places in Marching Band Invitational

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Eighth Annual West Orange High School Marching Band Invitational, held on Oct. 9 in Suriano Stadium at West Orange High School entertained crowds throughout the day as Class A, AA, AAA and AAAA bands performed.

The Invitational welcomed bands in the NJMBDA (New Jersey Marching Band Directors Association) Circuit, sending the competition ...

Attorney General Identifies Victim, Cops Involved in Fatal Shooting Incident in Somerset County

October 18, 2021

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The state Attorney General’s Office has released the identities of the victim and police officers involved in a fatal shooting inside a township residence Sept. 28.

Patrick Chin, 43, who lived at the Piedmont Path address where the shooting occurred, was pronounced dead at 5:28 p.m. at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital where he was taken by ...

Crash Closes I-78 East of Warren and Watchung

October 18, 2021

WATCHUNG, NJ — A  crash involving an overturned dump truck has closed I-78 eastbound just east of Warren and Watchung at 3:08 p.m.

The crash took place just east of Exit 41and traffic has backed up on the highway through Warren.

A vehicle which was traveling on the westbound lane of I-78 ended up on the other side of the road, officials said. Police are on the ...

Police Asking For Public's Assistance In Locating Van Involved In Serious Hit-And-Run

MILLTOWN, NJ - The Milltown Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in locating and identifying the driver of a van involved in a hit-and-run in the Acme parking lot on Ryders Laneon Wednesday afternoon. A 62-year-old woman was hit twice by the van and dragged before the vehicle quickly left the scene. The victim, who was not identified by the MPD, was left on the ground. She ...

Watchung Borough Council Approves Authorizing Culvert Repair, Sidewalk Concept Plan

October 13, 2021

 

WATCHUNG, NJ -- The Watchung Borough Council at its last meeting approved authorizing the repair of a collapsed Elsinore Drive culvert and a Concept Plan for the construction of a sidewalk from the Watchung Circle to Best Lake.

 

A $200,000 contract was approved for Black Rock Enterprises to repair the culvert which has been impassable after it was damaged in the flood ...

Watchung Hills Celebrates Girls Tennis Seniors 2021

October 18, 2021

WARREN, NJ — Watchung Hills girls tennis team fell to Hillsborough on Friday, 5-0, after the Warriors celebrated their five seniors on Senior Day.

The five seniors and their parents were recognized before the match. The seniors are:

Jenna Abi-Habib

Lauren Cabrera

Janiya Daniels

Emily Rothenberg

Helen Zheng

 

 

Results were:

1st Singles

Alice ...

North Plainfield Football Runs Over GL, 42-26

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ —Nasir McGlone rushed for over 350 yards and five touchdowns to lead the North Plainfield Canucks over the Governor Livingston Highlanders on Saturday, 42-26.

“Very proud of our guys today,” said NPHS head coach Jim DiPaolo. “Our offense did a great job establishing the run game, moving the ball, and putting points on the board. Nasir McGlone had an ...

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How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs

Have you ever been swarmed by a bug and noticed a strange and unpleasant smell?

You probably encountered a stink bug.

Chances are, if you have a stink bug infestation, your nose will let you know and you'll want to get rid of the problem as soon as possible. 

Keep reading to learn more about how to get rid of stink bugs. 

Understanding Stink Bugs

Whether you already ...

New Jersey Date Night: Frighteningly Great Halloween Destinations

October 16, 2021

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

October brings us candy, trick-or-treaters and a great opportunity for our date to hold our hands a little tighter. Halloween is upon us and what better way to celebrate the spooky season than to visit one of New Jersey’s many Haunted Houses? From eerie hayrides to disturbing hallways, a haunted ...

There’s More Than One Way Cook a Pumpkin

Whether you’re hitting the pumpkin patch or shopping at the supermarket, you’re bound to find a bounty of pumpkins this time of year.

Ready to start cooking? Baking or steaming then pureeing your own pumpkin is a great way to get what you need for homemade pies, breads, soups and more.

Tip: Don’t use big, hollow Jack-o-Lantern pumpkins for cooking — they don’t ...

NJ Dentist Serves Residents in the Community and Gives Back to Local Organizations

October 5, 2021

 

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Joseph DalBon, DMD, owner of New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry, spoke with TAPintoTV about his strong connection to the community and local organizations.

“I’m really proud to serve our community,” DalBon explained. “I grew up in Caldwell. I went to high school here.” DalBon attended the University of Pennsylvania ...

Two Individuals Found Deceased in Surf City Identified

October 4, 2021

SURF CITY, NJ - The two individuals that were found dead Sunday evening at a Surf City residence have been identified.

The Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Surf City Police Chief John N. Casella, Jr., announced that the two deceased individuals have  been positively identified as John Enders, 87, of Surf City, and Francoise Pitoy, 75, of ...

NORTH PLAINFIELD EDUCATION ASSOCIATION HOSTS MEET THE BOE CANDIDATES

October 15, 2021

The North Plainfield Education Association (NPEA) will host a virtual Meet the BOE candidates on Thursday, October 28 at 6:30 PM. There are four open seats on the North Plainfield Board of Education. Board of Education candidates running in the election were invited to submit responses to a questionnaire to introduce themselves to voters. Those who participated will have their responses ...

Ophelia Byers, DNP, RN, APRN, named Chief Nursing Officer for Overlook Medical Center

Accomplished nursing leader will also serve as Associate Chief Nurse Executive for Atlantic Health System

SUMMIT, NJ  – Atlantic Health System today announced Ophelia Byers, DNP, RN, APRN, has joined Atlantic Health System as Chief Nursing Officer for Overlook Medical Center, as well as Associate Chief Nurse Executive for the health system.

Byers is a highly skilled leader with ...

“from HERE” Makes On-Demand Coworking Spaces Accessible to Everyone

With a focus on suburban downtown areas and residential communities, local professionals can finally experience the benefits of coworking close to home.

PLAINFIELD, NJ — The premier commitment-free coworking company has officially launched! “from HERE” is on a mission to make flexible workspace available to all seeking a reliable place to work and meet outside their home or ...

Somerset County Young Republicans Endorse Four Rising Stars, Launch Team of Regional Directors

Somerville, NJ – The Somerset County Young Republicans (SCYRs) are proud to endorse four rising stars this election cycle after launching a regional team program earlier this year. The SCYRs unanimously support Amber Murad for Somerset County Commissioner, Vinny Panico for LD-16 Assembly, Branden Agans for Manville Borough Council, and Christy Tierney for Montgomery Township Committee ...

Haunted Walking Tour of Basking Ridge Village Funds Scholarships

How about a fun day out in the fall fresh air strolling the streets of a haunted village? The Mr. Local History Project has created a new version of the Haunted Walking Tour of Historic Basking Ridge Village and is bringing back this fall classic for one October afternoon. The stories have been handed down for generations and our Witch of Winding Lane is ready with her tales, ...

NJ's Urban and Rural Forests Are Putting on their Annual Show

October 15, 2021

NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey Forestry Service reports that the annual autumn foliage show is taking place in every county in the Garden State. The north westernmost part of the state is near peak conditions while color is just starting to pop up in the southern counties. 

This is a great weekend to plan a road trip to Sussex County to catch the show before it peaks. Waywayanda ...

Milltown's Popular Haunted River Walk Is Back

MILLTOWN, NJ - Halloween is in the air and after a one-year pandemic-induced hiatus, Milltown's popular Haunted River Walk returns with a scare. Deadly Decades, featuring Joyce Kilmer's Class of 2022, takes over the Mill Pond Park's walking path to give Halloween lovers an early shiver. The walk takes place on Thursday, October 21 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, October 22 from 7 p.m.

NJ Forests Put On A Show For Long Holiday Weekend, Get Out There And Photograph It

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ — With a three-day weekend upon us, why not get out and photograph something. According to the NJ Forestry Service, the autumn leave show is taking center stage in some counties, and waiting in the wings in others. 

Right now, The Fall Foliage Show in NJ is at the midpoint in Sussex and Morris counties, plus the northern portions of Passaic and Bergen ...

LBI ChowderMonth Closes with a Champion Style Celebration

LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ -Traveling Tasters, live music, brews on tap, and a festival of spirit announced 2021 ChowderMonth Champions with support from the community to welcome fall in traditional style.

The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the community who supported, planned, sponsored, volunteered, and celebrated its 33rd Annual Chowder Cook-off Competition with ...

NJ Fall Foliage Forecast: Charge Your Smartphone, Lace Your Boots and Get Out There

NEW JERSEY — The arrival of October means two things in the Garden State: everyone will purchase the big bag of candy for Halloween this week (and eat it all before next weekend), and the leaves across the state are going to put on a fantastic show. 

The New Jersey Forest Service issued a foliage forecast for the season this week. So, get ready — charge your smartphone and ...

Attorney General Identifies Victim, Cops Involved in Fatal Shooting Incident in Somerset County

October 18, 2021

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The state Attorney General’s Office has released the identities of the victim and police officers involved in a fatal shooting inside a township residence Sept. 28.

Patrick Chin, 43, who lived at the Piedmont Path address where the shooting occurred, was pronounced dead at 5:28 p.m. at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital where he was taken by ...

Oct. 15 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 48 New Cases Overnight

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Friday reported 27,515 cases of the COVID-19 virus since those first cases were reported last year, an increase of 48 cases overnight. There has been a total of 761 deaths since March 8, 2020.

The New Jersey Department of Health Friday reported 1,024,061 total cases, an increase of ...

Prayer Service for Vinny Gagliardi, 17, High School Senior

BRANCHBURG, NJ - Vincent “Vinny” Gagliardi, 17, of Branchburg, NJ, passed away on Oct. 8, 2021. Born in Somerville, NJ, Vincent resided in Branchburg all of his life.

Vincent attended Somerville High School and worked part-time as a cashier at Shop Rite in Branchburg.

During his life in Branchburg, Vincent participated in Branchburg In-Town Soccer, Travel Soccer, Somerville ...

Somerset County Man Faces Child Porn Charges after Raid at Winding Way Home

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - An 18-year-old township resident faces child pornography charges after a raid at his Winding Way home uncovered electronic equipment and sexually-explicit images and videos of children under the age of 18, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The suspect, Siddh B. Shah, is charged with 1st degree Possession of Child Pornography with Intent to ...

Prosecutor IDs HS Senior Who Died in Car Crash

BRANCHBURG, NJ – Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson has identified the 17-year-old Somerville High School senior who was killed in a single-car accident on Fairview Drive that occurred Friday night, Oct. 8.

Vincent R. Gagliardi, who lived in Branchburg, was riding in the front passenger seat of the 2006 Toyota Scion and was ejected from the car after it had hit several ...

Oct. 12 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 95 New Weekend Cases

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Tuesday reported 27,415 cases of the COVID-19 virus since those first cases were reported last year, an increase of 95 cases over the holiday weekend. There has been a total of 760 deaths since March 8, 2020.

The New Jersey Department of Health Tuesday reported 1,019,945 total cases, an increase of ...

What About the Bird?

Spoiler alert: It dies.

Imagine you are sitting in the cabin of an Airbus 320 airplane. The plane has just taken off when the shy young woman sitting in the window seat next to you hesitantly taps you on the shoulder signaling that she needs to get out of her seat.

By way of apologetic explanation, she jerks her thumb toward the postage stamp window. “The engine is on fire,” she ...

Two-Time Super Bowl Champ Carl Banks Among Public Storage Customers Seeking Return of Possessions

October 18, 2021

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Among those frustrated by his inability to visit his unit at Public Storage on Route 22 in Scotch Plains is two-time Super Bowl champion and Giants legend Carl Banks, who stored mementos of his stellar NFL career at the storage facility. 

Items in the storage unit include Banks's Pro Bowl jersey and items belonging to his son, CJ, that include a signed ...

Update: Two Crashes on I-78 Caused Lane Closures Thursday

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Drivers on I-78 in both directions in the vicinity of the entrance and exit to Diamond Hill Road were stuck in traffic on Thursday afternoon after two separate crashes, one on each side of the highway, resulted in lane closures.

The first crash was a multi-vehicle collision involving a tractor-trailer and three trucks in a work zone on Westbound I-78, ...

Milltown's Popular Haunted River Walk Is Back

MILLTOWN, NJ - Halloween is in the air and after a one-year pandemic-induced hiatus, Milltown's popular Haunted River Walk returns with a scare. Deadly Decades, featuring Joyce Kilmer's Class of 2022, takes over the Mill Pond Park's walking path to give Halloween lovers an early shiver. The walk takes place on Thursday, October 21 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, October 22 from 7 p.m.

Police Asking For Public's Assistance In Locating Van Involved In Serious Hit-And-Run

MILLTOWN, NJ - The Milltown Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in locating and identifying the driver of a van involved in a hit-and-run in the Acme parking lot on Ryders Laneon Wednesday afternoon. A 62-year-old woman was hit twice by the van and dragged before the vehicle quickly left the scene. The victim, who was not identified by the MPD, was left on the ground. She ...

Unforgettable Fire Wins First Episode of Clash of the Cover Bands

FANWOOD, NJ -- Unforgettable Fire, a band that pays tribute to U2's Bono (Anthony Russo), The Edge (Mick Normoyle), Adam Clayton (Fanwood's own Craig Kiell), and Larry Mullen Jr. (George Levesanos) emerged victorious in the first episode of E!'s new competition show, Clash of the Cover Bands, on Wednesday evening.

The theme of the evening was "Stadium Rockers" ...

VP Kamala Harris Visits NJ, Urges Americans to Get COVID-19 Vaccine 

NEWARK, NJ — Vice President Kamala Harris came to Newark on Friday with a clear goal in mind - to encourage city residents to get vaccinated at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has clearly yet to be defeated. 

“There will be an end to this,” Harris said at a pooled press conference while touring a vaccination clinic at Essex County College. “We really feel we are ...

Obituaries

Patricia H. Jacot – Guillarmod 67, died on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Robert Wood Johnson ...
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Add These Spooktacular Sides to Elevate Your Halloween Party

Fall brings yearnings for warm and cozy gatherings with friends and family. If hosting a Halloween party is on your agenda this year, you are in luck! From alarming appetizers and devilish dips to spooktacular salads, we have gathered some of the most delicious and fun recipes for creepy fun.

 

Appetizers

Set the mood for your party right from the start with Halloween-themed ...

Host a Frightfully Fun Horror Movie Bash With These Tips

Hosting a Halloween Movie Night is the ultimate way to hunker down with family and friends to experience some fright night thrills and chills. From serving up tasty treats and devilish décor to enjoying a classic list of scary flicks, your adults-only cinematic soiree is sure to deliver a ghoulishly grand time. Just follow these recommendations to ring in the spookiest night of the year ...

How to Support Your Mental Health as the Seasons Change

As the days get shorter and colder and we welcome the festivities of fall, many older adults notice that they experience a change in energy levels and mood that feels like depression. If you’ve noticed a decline in your mental health when the seasons change, you’re not alone. Here’s a basic guide to understanding seasonal depression, its symptoms, and most importantly, how to ...

Tips to Stretch Your Food Budget This Fall

When it comes to budgeting, living on a fixed income can be tricky—from monthly bills to healthcare to necessities (and leaving a little wiggle room for fun and social activities). Luckily, a few simple changes could make shopping for groceries less of a hassle each month.

Here are eight tips for stretching your food budget this fall.

 

How to Shop for Groceries on a ...

How to Clean and Care for Your Gutters

Being a homeowner means weekends doing chores or finding reliable service companies to take on tasks for you. Gutters play an important role in protecting your home and should be added to your bi-annual home maintenance schedule.

Cleaning gutters yourself is typically not difficult, depending on the size of your home, your physical ability to climb ladders, and the current condition of your ...

5 Benefits of Video Doorbells (and 5 Buzzworthy Brands!)

There’s arguably no better use of smart home technology than keeping your family and valuables safe, and a video doorbell offers a variety of home security benefits.

This small yet powerful surveillance equipment records video footage as visitors arrive—great for security whether you are home or away. Plus, the device’s sleek design hides its impressive functionality in an ...

How to Paint the Perfect Accent Wall

Accent walls are all the rage, and that’s because they really are a fantastic way to add color and personality to your living space. Rather than hanging up a painting or incorporating more furniture into your living space, accent walls add a unique touch to your home.

They also don’t take as long as many other DIY painting projects and can easily be completed on a weekend. However, ...

What About the Bird?

Spoiler alert: It dies.

Imagine you are sitting in the cabin of an Airbus 320 airplane. The plane has just taken off when the shy young woman sitting in the window seat next to you hesitantly taps you on the shoulder signaling that she needs to get out of her seat.

By way of apologetic explanation, she jerks her thumb toward the postage stamp window. “The engine is on fire,” she ...

Steps to Minimize Your Chances of Developing Breast Cancer

Breast cancer has affected millions of women worldwide, and chances are you or someone you know has been impacted by this disease.

Though there is no known way to prevent or cure breast cancer, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk, especially if you take action while you’re younger and healthier. Here is a list of things you can do and lifestyle changes that could reduce the ...

It’s Pumpkin Season! 5 Healthy Fall Recipes You’ll Love

Hello, pumpkin season!

Pumpkin is not only tasty, it’s also a superfood because it is high in Vitamins C and A, which help with eye health, boosting immunity, heart health, and more! Below is a list of five creative and tasty recipes that include this delicious and nutritional fall produce.

Pumpkin Muffin

Who doesn’t love a muffin on a crisp fall morning? These muffins are ...

How to Eat Mindfully (and Why It’s Important)

Everyone’s relationship with food is unique. Some people may love the act of cooking and eating a meal, some people may not know how to cook, and others may feel eating is just another item on their to-do list. Unfortunately, many of us tend to rush through our meals, often sitting in front of the TV or focusing on other things when eating, and that usually means we’re not really ...