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New Jersey Date Night: Autumn Apple Picking

September 14, 2019

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

When you date someone not from New Jersey they might ask why we’re known as the Garden State. Typically the answer can be found with one visit to a local farmer’s market, but if doubt persists all you have to do is take them to a New Jersey orchard. 

A beautiful fall afternoon becomes ...

Two Apple Cider Cocktails Perfect for Fall Sipping

It’s apple season in New Jersey, and with it comes fresh apple cider.

We asked Grain & Cane Bar & Table in Berkeley Heights to share a couple of their favorite apple cider cocktail recipes. These are perfect for sipping as we slide past the dog days of summer and into the fall.

Cider Old Fashioned

“This one is our new featured ...

Tuscan-Style Café May Have Just Served NJ’s Largest Schiacciata Sandwich

What’s the best food for a first birthday party? It was an enormous flatbread sandwich filled with mozzarella and imported prosciutto at a Tuscan-style café and bakery in New Jersey Sunday.

More than 500 people* partook of the schiacciata sandwich at Farinolio in Westfield to celebrate the business’s first anniversary, possibly breaking records for the largest ...

Traditional or with a Crazy Twist, New Jersey Loves Mexican Street Corn

Mexican street corn is popping up just about everywhere. But how did this popular street food from our neighbors to the south end up a ubiquitous snack and appetizer in New Jersey?

Local business owners say it’s because people travel to Mexico and other Latin countries more often and are becoming more familiar with their cuisine. People have also tried it at street fairs, festivals and ...

Brain Surgery Breakthrough and Other News from Atlantic Health System

On this AtlantiCast, see how Atlantic Health System is breaking new ground when it comes to brain surgery, learn about a new clinical trial into the treatment of melanoma, find out how Overlook Medical Center is turning trash into treasure and making health care more environmentally friendly and much more!


How TeleStroke Speeds Treatment

Atlantic Health System, working with Atlantic Ambulance, was the first in the nation to deploy and use portable TeleStroke technology in ambulances for routine prehospital assessment of stroke patients.

When called to a stroke emergency, paramedics carry a portable device into the transporting ambulance and connect with a stroke neurologist who uses his/her desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile ...

Union County Announces Fall 2019 Parks and Recreation Department Programs

September 16, 2019

Union County, NJ — The Union County Freeholders would like to remind residents about the many exciting programs coming up during the Department of Parks and Recreation’s Fall 2019 season, including:

Rockin’ the Reservation
Residents are invited to visit the Watchung Reservation on Sunday, September 29th from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This event features live music ...

Missing Girl Found... by TAPinto Correspondent

September 11, 2019

RARITAN TWP., NJ – She almost didn’t answer the door.

But for some reason, Raritan Township resident Michele Blood – who is a freelance writer for TAPinto Flemington – decided to answer the door to her home anyway.

When she did, she met 12-year-old Swetha A. Fernando, whom Raritan Township police, detectives from the Prosecutor’s Office and K-9 units from the ...

Doing It All in Your Relationship

Do you ever wonder whether you are doing more than your partner in the relationship?  Do you in fact know that you are doing more in the relationship than your partner? 

Thinking that relationships need to be split 50/50 may not always be realistic however, the other extreme is taking it all on you. Responsibilities usually fall upon the parent who is most available.  Although ...

Back to School, Back to Routines

The new school year has begun, and we are back to the routine of getting up early, school assignments, sport activities (which means more driving), early breakfasts, meal planning, and overall more activities.

Oftentimes as parents, we begin to take on a lot of the responsibility for our kids going “back to school.” We are overwhelmed by the number of things we need to do in ...

Divorce and Its Impact on Children

Divorce is ranked at the top of the list of stressful life events and is never easy for parents or children. Children can do well when they have good relationships with both parents. Parents do not need to be married or living in the same house in order to raise healthy, well adjusted children.

As a parent, your goal is to help your children adjust to this big upheaval in their lives, to ...

Soon It Will Be… Back to School

Summer is typically a time we look forward to. Things tend to slow down; we schedule more time with our family; and make a conscious decision to focus on being “in the moment.”

Now that summer is quickly coming to an end, it’s natural for us to begin to look ahead to the busy new school year. Back-to-school shopping, enrollment in extra-curricular activities, PTA meetings, ...

Take a Closer Look at Myths Surrounding 529 Plans

If you want to help pay for your children’s college educations, you might want to consider contributing to a 529 plan. With this plan, your earnings grow federally tax-free, as long as the withdrawals are used for qualified higher education expenses such as tuition and room and board. Yet, you may have heard some things about 529 plans that are keeping you from investing in one. However, ...

Consider Financial Gifts for Your Grandchildren

National Grandparents Day is observed on Sept. 9. If you’re a grandparent, you may get some gifts or cards – or maybe even a phone call! But you might feel that it’s better to give than to receive, especially when it comes to your grandchildren. And you can make a real difference in their lives by making a financial gift for their future. 

For starters, think about your ...

Builder’s Remedy Lawsuits Allowing High Density Projects Are Forced Upon Us by The Courts

September 12, 2019

Dear Editor:

I have seen the uproar on social media over the town’s affordable housing settlement specifically for the Parker Gardens property. Our affordable housing settlement resulted from several builder’s lawsuits against the Township that were mandated and handled under the auspices of the Union County Superior Court. Due to the lack of action on the part of various ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Student Recognized as National Merit Scholar Semifinalist

September 16, 2019

EDISON, NJ -- Chris Teare, Director of College Counseling at The Wardlaw + Hartridge School in Edison, announced that senior Camila Fang of Edison has been named a semifinalist in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. Camila is pictured with Mr. Teare (left) and Andrew Webster, Head of School.

Camila is among 16,000 semifinalists with an opportunity to continue in the competition ...