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Beth's Book Review

I Loved Her at the Movies: Memories of Hollywood’s Legendary Actresses by Robert J. Wagner with Scott Eyman (Viking, 2016)   I Loved Her at the Movies, by veteran actor Robert J. Wagner, begins with his first encounter with a major screen star, Norma Shearer. At the age of eight, Wagner was a school mate of Irving Thalberg, Jr., Shearer’s son. One notable weekend Thalberg invited Wagner to his home to meet his mother. Until young Irving told Wagner that his mother was in the movies, Wagner had been unaware of her ...

Favorite Feature Stories

ROXBURY, NJ- -Six years ago, the Roxbury town council was barreling toward the annual Memorial Day parade with no idea who would captain the event. None of the usual possible organizers was available. But the council members eventually identified one prospect: a local service unit manager for the Roxbury/Mount Arlington Girl Scouts. Her name was Christine Houtz, and she’d managed the Girl Scouts for nearly a decade. She’d also made herself familiar to the town officials by volunteering for some of their other ...

Ironclad Car Advice with Peyton Knight

ROXBURY, NJ - We are about to be walloped by a snowstorm.  Many parents with a new driver at home will see the storm approaching and instinctively decide to not allow their kids to get behind the wheel until the snow's been cleared. They might want to rethink that. When it snows, it's the perfect opportunity for parents to take the newest driver in their household to a safe open area, free of light posts and parked cars, and let them experience what it’s like to drive on snow. No parent wants to get a ...

JCP&L Energizing Your Community

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) is conducting thermovision inspections on 355 distribution circuits across northern and central New Jersey.   JCP&L employees use thermographic cameras to detect potential problems on wires and other electrical equipment that cannot be observed during regular visual inspections.  The high-tech cameras are used to capture infrared images of distribution lines exiting substations and fuses located on poles.  The images are downloaded to a computer and reviewed.  The infrared ...

Liz on Theatre

SUMMIT, NJ – You may be in for a high seas adventure if you visit “Shipwrecked! An Entertainment, The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as Told by Himself).” This 90-minute play by Donald Margulies has plenty to keep you entranced. Margulies has won just about every theatre award possible for such plays as “Time Stands Still” and “Dinner with Friends.” Here he takes us on an astounding tale, beginning in 1860 and ending in 1898 or thereabouts.  Louis de Rougemont really did exist and ...

Soul Food

Pope Pius xii, The Church and Europe’s Jews in the 1940s   by Rev. Andrew JJ Paton       During a talk by a holocaust survivor at the North Hunterdon Rotary Club I got to wondering why so many Jews I’ve known have strong anti-Christian feelings from a mistaken belief that the church sided with the Nazis. In the first place most of the Third Reich leadership was deeply impressed by the atheist philosopher, Nietche.  With power and threats they cowered the German churches. Secondly you can ...

Support These TAPinto Roxbury Sponsors

When we drive east on Route 10 through Roxbury, many of us might remember a Shell station at the Randolph border next to the golf range. It was in that station that Nancy and Peyton Knight began their long history of auto repair in the township. That was 1983 and soon the Knights’ business grew and expanded. The humble gas station gradually morphed into a state-of-the-art repair facility that had to be relocated to a larger building in 1996.  Knight’s Automotive Repair, a TAPinto Roxbury sponsor, eventually ...

The Little Things: Health & Fitness Tips

Follow These Tips to Avoid Putting On Unwanted Pounds In the majority of the consults I do with new members, whether in November, April or August, the subject of the holidays comes up. I’m not sure if people are more scared to make a mistake in a situation they know will be challenging or more scared that I may ask them to pack a Tupperware with plain chicken and broccoli for Thanksgiving Dinner.   I'm here to let you know that it's okay.   The holidays are nothing to be afraid of.   If we ...

Wronko's Roxbury Notables

Doreen Wright was born Jan. 28, 1926 and will be celebrating her 91st birthday next month. So, to start off, I am sending an early Happy Birthday wish to her.    What is even more special about Doreen is that she was born at home in her parents' house on West Street in Succasunna, a fact that makes her the only Roxbury resident I've found who's truly lived their entire life in the township. We will not count the few years, early in her ...

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