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Beth's Book Review

Educated by Tara Westover (Random House, 2018)   Close your eyes for a moment. Picture yourself sitting at your desk in the first grade. Did you like your teacher? What were you learning in school? Did you look forward to being with your friends in class and at recess? When each September came, were you sorry to see summer go, but excited at the prospect of a new school year? Did you love going to school? What if you had not been allowed to go? What if your mother had taught you and your siblings at home and you didn’t ...

Dad in the Box

Dear Mr. Dad in the Box, The Admissions Department has completed a thorough review of your application. We regret to inform you that you were not selected for admission to the Farvard University Class of 2023. Please understand this is not a reflection of you as a person or your extremely impressive achievements. And we sincerely appreciate your zeal in applying to our esteemed institution. However, in reviewing your professionally written essay, it is clear that you intended to apply to Harvard University. Here at Farvard, we take ...

Know Your Nest

If you live in Sussex, Morris, Hunterdon or Warren County and your home needs a new roof, you’re in luck! Jeff Alte Jr. Roofing & Siding of Hackettstown will be giving away a free roof to a family in one of these counties through the national No Roof Left Behind program. No Roof Left Behind is a nationwide program that gives folks in the community a way to help their good neighbors that have fallen on hard times. The No Roof Left Behind program provides a local contractor the framework to provide a new roof at ...

Liz on Theatre

SUMMIT, NJ – A haunting,  memorable play, “The Glass Menagerie,” is given a warm, caring production at The Summit Playhouse. Under the direction of Arnold Buchiane, this Tennessee Williams play (his first notable success) weaves the story of a son, a mother and a daughter in their small shabby apartment in a corner of St. Louis in the 1930s. Gus Ibranyi as the son who wants to escape the dreariness of working in a warehouse with dreams of adventure. So he goes to the movies every night, where he can transport himself ...

Mark Di Ionno

I like Gov. Phil Murphy, but he's making a liar out of me. Me and millions of parents. For a couple of generations now, mothers and fathers have been warning children about the dangers of pot smoking. Now the governor comes along and tells them there is no Santa Claus. I’ve been warning my children about pot for 20 years. That’s not exaggeration. It started when my 35-year-old was a middle schooler and continues right up today. Armed only with anecdotal evidence, what I call the "science of ...

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