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Thu, June 17, 5:00 PM

St. George Orthodox Church, Little Falls

St George Summer Festival 2021

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 06/17/2021 5:00pm 06/17/2021 10:00pm America/New_York St George Summer Festival 2021

Join us for our Annual Little Falls Summer Tradition!

Featuring Gyro Booth, Middle Eastern Kitchen, Pastry Booth, and more!

237 Long Hill Rd Little Falls, NJ 07424
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Fri, June 18, 5:00 PM

St. George Orthodox Church, Little Falls

St George Summer Festival 2021

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 06/18/2021 5:00pm 06/18/2021 10:00pm America/New_York St George Summer Festival 2021

Join us for our Annual Little Falls Summer Tradition!

Featuring Gyro Booth, Middle Eastern Kitchen, Pastry Booth, and more!

237 Long Hill Rd Little Falls, NJ 07424
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Sat, June 19, 3:00 PM

St. George Orthodox Church, Little Falls

St George Summer Festival 2021

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 06/19/2021 3:00pm 06/19/2021 10:00pm America/New_York St George Summer Festival 2021

Join us for our Annual Little Falls Summer Tradition!

Featuring Gyro Booth, Middle Eastern Kitchen, Pastry Booth, and more!

237 Long Hill Rd Little Falls, NJ 07424
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Sun, June 20, 9:00 AM

Town Hall Parking Lot , Little Falls

Little Falls Sunday Farmers Market

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Add to My Calendar 06/20/2021 9:00am 06/20/2021 11:00pm America/New_York Little Falls Sunday Farmers Market

The Little Falls Farmers Market is back by popular demand after a very successful first run last year. It will run each and every Sunday through Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the municipal building, located at 225 Main Street. It is held rain or shine.

The Farmers Market is coordinated by Councilwomen Tanya Seber and Christine Hablitz.

225 Main St. Little Falls , NJ 07424

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Summer is the Perfect Time at PCCC, Classes Start June 14 and July 7

Summer is the perfect time and Passaic County Community College (PCCC) is the perfect place to get started, get ahead, or catch up on your college education.

Two summer semesters are coming up with a wide range of courses in high-demand career fields including math, biology, technology, business, healthcare and much more.  

Are you a first-time college student? PCCC offers ...

Water Line Work May Cause Issues With Pressure or Discoloration

(CLIFTON, N.J. – May 28, 2021) – As part of the ongoing roadwork along Route 46, Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) will be working on a major water transmission line next week. The transmission main will be shut down for up to one week, beginning on Tuesday, June 1st

While the pipe is being relocated, PVWC will use alternate sources to supply water to customers.

Home Wreckers

I woke the other morning in predawn light to a startling, ratatatat outside my bedroom window. It was a woodpecker wantonly jackhammering holes into the side of my house.

The house that we had just finished painting. The stoic house that after too many years of neglect, we had finally got around to repairing.

As with many families, the pandemic afforded us the opportunity and energy to ...

Shapiro: "Amid Spike in Local News Initiatives, Franchise Model Remains Only Proven Method to Scale Local News"

Cautionary tales have emerged in recent weeks about the inherent risks of entering the local news industry. Poynter recently called out a few of the pain points that new publishers endure, and Columbia Journalism Review suggested there isn’t enough budget to combat increasing political polarization at the local level.

All these potential pitfalls haven’t stopped ...

How To Increase Customer Engagement

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The main goal of any advertising campaign is to engage with customers as effectively and often as possible. You want them to see your business and remember the name while creating a positive relationship with them.  Creating an engagement marketing strategy is how your business can stay at the forefront of your audience’s mind and generate business from them ...

Passaic Valley High School Celebrates 80 Years of Excellence with Mayors Panel

June 10, 2021

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Executive Producer of East Main Media and TAPintoTV, Brian Brodeur, hosted a panel discussion to celebrate Passaic Valley Regional High School’s 80 Years of Excellence.

The panel was moderated by Alexandra Paese, Passaic Valley Class of 2021, and consisted of Totowa Mayor, John Coiro, Passaic Valley Class of 1977, Little Falls Mayor James Damiano, Passaic Valley Class ...

NJ Dentist Uses Dental Lasers to Painlessly Treat Patients

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Joseph DalBon, DMD, spoke with TAPintoTV about the laser technology he uses at his practice, New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry, and the many benefits this technology offers to his patients, notably the absence of pain for many dental procedures. “It’s probably the best technology that you could use in dentistry,” DalBon said. 

DalBon ...

Behind the Tradition: All About the Jersey Shore’s Famous Salt Water Taffy

June 17, 2021

NEW JERSEY — When you think of the Jersey Shore, what comes to mind? Boardwalks? Beaches? How about salt water taffy?

The bite-sized candy has a history that stretches as long as the Atlantic City boardwalk itself.

Salt water taffy was introduced on the AC Boardwalk in the 1880s and became known as the first Atlantic City souvenir, according to AtlanticCityNJ.com. Having been ...

Restaurants Offer Entertainment, Outdoor Spaces to Bring Back Diners

NEW JERSEY — Indoor dining is back at full capacity in restaurants around the Garden State. But while some diners have been eager to get back inside, many have gotten out of the habit, and some still eye gathering maskless indoors with trepidation.

To woo diners back, some restaurants are turning to enhanced outdoor spaces, live entertainment and good old-fashioned fun.

Khris Raina, ...

Bloomberg Names Paterson 'Champion City' for Effort to Fight Opioids

June 16, 2021

PATERSON, NJ - A proposal to provide “proven, on-demand treatment to those struggling with opioid addiction,” has the City of Paterson in the running for one of 15 one million dollar prizes as well as “robust multi-year technical assistance to implement and scale their ideas.”

The announcement of Paterson as a “Champion City” came Tuesday from Bloomberg ...

According to Diversity Expert, the Wayne Valley Mascot Does Not Need to be Changed ‘At This Time’

WAYNE, NJ — The results of the Wayne Valley Mascot ThoughtExchange survey showed more support for keeping the Indians mascot then it did for changing it, according to Tamika Reese, a diversity consultant hired by the school district. The results of this survey seemed to be the deciding factor in keeping the controversial mascot, at least for the time being.

Reese stated the findings ...

Police Seek Witnesses in Clifton Crash that Left Body on Busy Roadway

CLIFTON, NJ - Law enforcement officials are seeking information in a hit-and-run crash that occurred during the early morning hours of Sunday near 395 Route 3 East, in Clifton.

According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Clifton Police Chief Thomas Rinaldi, Clifton police officers responded to the area at approximately 8:13 a.m. in response to a report of a body in the ...

Statue Commemorating George Floyd Unveiled at Newark City Hall 

June 17, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Nearly one year ago, Newark residents and social justice advocates joined efforts nationwide to rally at the steps of City Hall and condemn the death of George Floyd after former Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for a span of eight minutes. 

In the following months, Floyd’s death elevated the “Black Lives Matter” movement on an ...

NJ Turnpike Authority Forces Veterans to Remove Military Branch Flags from Parkway Overpass

SAYREVILLE, NJ – Robert Bouthillette, Sayreville veteran, and his good friend Fred Block, sought to honor those currently serving and those who past served for Memorial Day, by placing the military branch flags above the Garden State Parkway.

Related: Sayreville Residents Honor Veterans With Flags

Block then received a call from the New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA) that the ...

Retro Review: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Retro Review

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

When does a civilization begin to rot from its core?  What are the key issues that cause that civilization to die? These are the overarching questions that “the Father of African Literature,” Chinua Achebe, explores in his 1959 classic, Things Fall Apart.

Set in a Nigerian village, we learn that Okonkwo was a leading ...

Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker

Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker. Harper Perennial, 

2013.

 

I first learned about this “unsolved American mystery,” when 48 Hours did a comprehensive show on the horrific discovery of four bodies wrapped in burlap sacks in 2010. The deceased were discovered on Gilgo Beach, a desolate stretch of sand that did not host excited, Sunday sun ...

No Garden Yet? No Worries: Here’s What You Can Still Plant In June

Getting outside to work in the garden is a wonderful way to be physically active and soak up some natural vitamin D from the sun. If you haven’t planted anything yet or you’re aiming to increase your harvest, don’t worry. There are lots of nutrient-rich vegetables, herbs, and gorgeous flowers you can still plant in June. Here’s a list to help you get ...

Take Time To Get Lost In A Story: 5 Book Genres For You To Enjoy

Just as exercising is good for physical health, flexing your mental muscles is vital - especially as you age. Reading daily is a wonderful way to give your brain a workout. It stimulates your imagination, engages your concentration and memory, and allows you to learn something new.

Whether you prefer holding a book, using a tablet, or listening to audiobooks, diving into stories you enjoy is ...

Citrus, Coral, and Florals: Summer from the Inside Out

As summer swings into high gear outside, bring some of the color and brightness indoors with your home décor. Perfect for setting the mood every day and during special events, summer décor that includes florals, citrus, and coral tones is a great way to transition from the more muted spring hues to the bold colors of the brightest season. Here are five ways to incorporate these ...

Celebrate Dad with These 4 Fun Ideas

With Father’s Day fast approaching and the possibility of gatherings and parties becoming more likely in many areas, the time is perfect for a celebration that highlights Dad’s favorites and creates a lasting memory for family and friends. If you’re eager to plan something special, here are four ways to celebrate Dad that your guests won’t soon forget!

Crawfish ...

Fresh Air and Fitness: 4 Outdoor Workouts for Every Level

Fresh air and fitness – a great combination for any wellness routine! As the weather warms up, consider adding some outdoor workouts to your regular exercise regimen. New surroundings can often make the same moves feel more challenging and exciting, so heading out to your backyard is an easy way to refresh any routine that’s starting to feel repetitive. Here are four great outdoor ...

Spa Day at Home: How to Choose the Best Face Mask for Your Skin

More than ever, home skincare routines are the best way to take advantage of spa-quality products to give you clear, glowing, refreshed skin. Face masks are a great addition to any skincare routine, and regular use (2-3 times per week), can make a noticeable impact on your skin’s health. For everything you need to know when choosing a face mask, read on!

Tubes and Creams Vs. Single-Use ...

Make the Call

A few days ago, I was looking through photos from my childhood and I started reminiscing about family members who have passed or with whom I’ve lost contact. One memory was front and center because it jarred strong emotions within me.

My father’s cousin was a wonderful man who was a high level production executive for the ABC television network. He started as an elevator operator ...

Anything is Possible

Memorial Day weekend, for many, signifies the unofficial start to summer. This past weekend, as I was looking at my swimming pool, I began to think about how I felt four years ago when I was able to make a dream a reality.

Four years ago, friends and family had to listen to me ramble on about the pool I just added to my backyard. Hearing me, one would have thought that I had the most ...

Juneteenth: Why It Should Be Celebrated By All Americans

June 16, 2021

Juneteenth – it is a term heard more and more in the last several years, yet many people have no idea what it is. It is viewed by Black Americans as their Freedom or Emancipation Day, their Jubilee Day, their Black Independence Day. So, how did Juneteenth become “. . . the most popular annual celebration of emancipation from slavery in the United States?”*

The term is a ...

MVC Facilities, Except Inspection Stations, Will Be Closed Friday, June 18, in Observance of the Juneteenth Holiday

June 17, 2021

TRENTON — New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC) customers are advised that the following MVC facilities will be closed Friday, June 18. This is in observance of the state’s inaugural Juneteenth holiday, which is designated the third Friday in June.

Closed Friday, June 18:

Licensing and Vehicle Centers
Regional Service Centers
Road testing sites

Open Friday, ...

IRS reminder: Approaching June 15 deadline for second quarter estimated tax payments

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers who pay estimated taxes that they have until June 15 to pay their estimated tax payment for the second quarter of tax year 2021 without penalty.

Estimated tax is the method used to pay tax on income that isn’t subject to withholding. This includes income from self-employment, interest, dividends, rent, gains from the sale ...