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Senator Oroho Speaks with Sparta Students

January 22, 2018

SPARTA, NJ - Students at Sparta High School had a visit from New Jersey Senator Steve Oroho last week.   Emily Scott’s Advanced Placement Government and Politics class were able to hear first hand what a state senator does on January 19.

Oroho did a great job of explaining his job to us and the legislative branch's impact on state politics,” Senior Jenna Ryan ...

There's a Teacher Who Rocks at Sparta High School

SPARTA, NJ – It is official - there is a Teacher Who Rocks at Sparta High School.  English teacher Dorothy Talty, known as Dee, was selected by Sussex County radio station WDHA for the honor.  Presented by the New Jersey Education Association, Talty will receive the honor at a dinner in the spring. 

“Dee Talty is deserving of this honor because she cares about ...

Sparta Schools Closed

SPARTA, NJ - Due to the winter storm, all Sparta School District schools will be closed today, Wednesday, January 17.  All afterschool activities will be canceled as well.

Sparta High School Winter Track Has a Good Showing in NJSIAA Group 2 Relay Championship

January 22, 2018

TOMS RIVER, NJ – Sparta High School winter track teams traveled to the shore to compete in the NJSIAA Group 2 Relay Championships.  The Spartans were well represented on Saturday, January 20 as they competed against 51 other high schools.

Carlie Wilson and Zoe Canzoniero had a wonderful outing in the High Jump according to Coach Richard Heckman.  The duo brought home a third ...

Sparta Jefferson United Ice Hockey Celebrates Seniors, Ties West Morris

STOCKHOLM, NJ – The senior players on Sparta Jefferson United ice hockey team were recognized before their game on Saturday afternoon.  At their home rink at Skylands Ice World the seniors and their parents were called out to center ice.  They would later go on to tie the West Morris Wolfpack 2-2.

SJU has eight players moving on after this school year, four from each of the two ...

Sparta High School Track Has Busy Start to 2018

MADISON, NJ – Sparta High School winter track teams were back in action at Drew University on January 11 for the Valentine Invitational and on January 9 for the Back Invitational.  The Spartan boys and girls joined teams from 25 other high schools at both meets.

In the Valentine Invitational Gianna Macones took first place in the 55 meter dash and third in the 55 meter ...

JCPL Gives Surprise Grant to Local Camp for Children With Diabetes

January 18, 2018

NEWTON, NJ – A local camp for children has received a ‘surprise grant’ from FirstEnergy Foundation.  The $1,000 grant is one of 12 given by New Jersey Central Power and Light as part of their Gifts of the Seasons.

“Since Camp Nejeda was founded in 1958, our campers have had a second home where they can learn how to manage their diabetes and also ...

Local Teens Volunteer with Pass It Along, Celebrating Martin Luther King Day of Service

NEWTON, NJ— Pass It Along marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day with its annual MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 15, at the Pass It Along Youth Center in Newton. The day brought together teens from Pass It Along’s Leadership programs, including Service Corps and goLEAD. The teens created First Night Bags for Family Promise and assembled toiletry kits to be handed out at the Stand ...

The Center For Prevention and Counseling Announces New Hire

NEWTON, NJ—The Center for Prevention and Counseling announced the hiring of Natishia McKown as the new Coordinator for the Coalition for Healthy and Safe Communities in Sussex County.

“McKown brings with her nearly 15 years of counseling experience working with children and adolescents and has served as a Rockaway Borough School Counselor for grades K-8 as well as a Staff Clinician ...

Big Turnout for Sparta Photography Teacher's Gallery Showcase

January 20, 2018

SPARTA, NJ –Sparta High School photography teacher Christy Graham has her artwork featured in a show at the George Segale studio in White Deer Plaza for the month.  The opening on January 6 was packed, according to Segale.

Graham’s students attended the opening, along with her family and friends.

It was great seeing the teacher who inspired me so much throughout high school ...

How to Keep Important TAPinto Local News Stories in Your Facebook News Feed

January 22, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Facebook recently announced it is changing its news feed and algorithms so that news from legitimate publishers and posts from businesses will seldom appear.

At TAPinto, we believe in serving you with high-quality, objective local news coverage.   To make sure that you continue to see news from us in your Facebook News Feed.  It is easy to do - just a ...

New Sparta Business MindFit USA Offers Unique Fitness and STEM Workouts

SPARTA, NJ- A new business in Sparta offers fitness for mind and body for area children and adults.  The high ceilings and big windows make the facility feel open and light.  The homework bar by the entrance indicates the mission of the facility. 

MindFit USA, the brain child of Michael Fancher, has been four years in the making, though he traces to roots farther back than ...

Facebook Changes Its News Feed; How You Can Get Your Local News

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Facebook recently announced it is changing its news feed and algorithms so that news from legitimate publishers and posts from businesses will seldom appear. 

This will be frustrating for people who use Facebook to find news and information relevant to them, said TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro. 

“Relegating legitimate news publishers and ...

Crowds Pack Sussex County YMCA's Open House

January 17, 2018

HARDYSTON, NJ – The Sussex County YMCA was packed on Saturday afternoon.  People from all over Sussex County came by to try out the new facilities and see the expansion and renovations.  Special guests spoke at the opening ceremony in the new gymnasium.

Jennifer Gardner, Executive Director announced special guests U. S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer, New Jersey Senator Steve ...

New Sparta Business MindFit USA Offers Unique Fitness and STEM Workouts

SPARTA, NJ- A new business in Sparta offers fitness for mind and body for area children and adults.  The high ceilings and big windows make the facility feel open and light.  The homework bar by the entrance indicates the mission of the facility. 

MindFit USA, the brain child of Michael Fancher, has been four years in the making, though he traces to roots farther back than ...

Emotional Meeting at NJ Sharing Network Bonds Donor Family and Organ Recipient

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Saturday's reunion wasn't an ordinary meeting -- it was an incredibly powerful reunion between a donor family and an organ recipient at the NJ Sharing Network in New Providence. You could feel the raw emotion of the Rodriguez family as they anxiously waited to meet Robert Fisher, who lives because of their brother's gift of life.

Nolman Vidal ...

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Celebrates 25th Year Feb. 28-May 28, 2018

January 21, 2018

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - The 25th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival will kick off spring at Walt Disney World Resort Feb. 28 and continue through May 28, 2018. The first festival in was a 38-day celebration, for 2018 it expands to 90 days of gardens and topiaries. 2018 is also the 35th anniversary of Epcot.

The Epcot International Flower and Garden ...

United Airlines Offers Customers Two Free Checked Bags on Travel To/From China and Hong Kong

CHICAGO, IL - United Airlines has eliminated charges for customers' second checked bag on all routes from North America to China and Hong Kong including those originating at Newark Liberty Airport. 

"We are responding to valuable feedback from customers who are seeking added benefits when they travel to China and Hong Kong, ...

Ocean County Freeholders Firmly Against Drilling Off the New Jersey Coast

TOMS RIVER - The Ocean County Board of Freeholders are strongly opposed to a Trump administration plan to expand offshore oil and gas drilling to the waters of nearly every coastal state in the nation..

The proposal by the Trump Administration includes 47 potential lease sales in 25 of the 26 planning areas — 19 sales off the coast of Alaska, seven in the Pacific region, 12 in the Gulf ...

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Sparta Police Get Two Wanted People in One Traffic Stop

January 21, 2018

SPARTA, NJ – Both passengers ended up in custody after a traffic stop on January 13 around 10:45 p.m. On Route 15 Police Officer Thomas Herd stopped Katrina Phillips, 36, because the taillight of her Jeep was cracked, police report.

When the officer asked the Hamburg resident for her credentials the passenger Jefferey Heinzelman of Dingman’s Ferry told Herd that Phillips did not ...

Sparta Police: Obstructed View Leads to Plain View Arrest

SPARTA, NJ – A Parsippany man was arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop on Route 15.  On January 18 around 9:50 p.m. Cpl. Marc Rubino stopped Christopher Allocca, 21, because he had a large object hanging from his rearview mirror, police say.

When Rubino spoke with Allocca the officer smelled raw marijuana.  He also saw a ziplock bag of pills in the mesh pocket of a ...

Franklin Police: Fake Bomb Threat Called in to Distract Police

FRANKLIN, NJ – A man called in a fake bomb threat to distract police from an attempted burglary, Franklin police report.  On January 13 Franklin Borough Police were called to the Shop Rite Plaza because of a bomb threat that had been reported by a caller.

An employee at Dunkin Donuts assisted in the investigation when he reported information about the suspected caller.  The ...

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Between the Bread Celebrates Two Year Anniversary

January 16, 2018

NEWTON, NJ— Between the Bread, owned by 22 year old, Newton High School graduate, Erin Louglas, celebrated on Saturday, January 13. It was two years since the doors first opened. 

This little cafe has thrived, despite 70 percent of Newton’s Spring Street filled with vacant store fronts, according to Newton Town Council when a business development plan ...

Rutgers Historians Collecting 2018 Women's March Signs

January 21, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Believe it or not, we’re living through history right now. That’s why the Rutgers University Libraries want to collect artifacts and memorabilia from the present day.

If you took part in yesterday's women's march in Morristown, or one of the "sister" marches across the state, you should consider donating your signs and protest memorabilia ...

Savvy Tips for Making Home Safe for Seniors

Finding out a senior you love experienced a fall in their home feels terrible.  Learning they laid on the floor for hours unable to get up, and that the fall could have been easily avoided feels far worse.  Team Nest Builder’s Marketing Manager knows....her mother-in-law recently fell in her New Jersey home, and she experienced that exact scenario. That’s why today, Team ...

Top Family-Voted Sledding Spots in Sussex and Morris Counties

Snow-bound and down? Team Nest Builder says, “Get out of the house, grab that dusty Radio Flyer sled out of the garage, and head to one of these Sussex or Morris County hills for brrrrrrrreath-taking fun!”

 

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Tourne County Park (a portion of the park area an officially designated sledding hill)

Chester:  


Grove ...

OPEN HOUSE Check out this TROPHY 3BR Parsippany Home SUNDAY

It's time to TREAT YOURSELF to a real trophy home!  Seeking a stunning 3BR/2.5 Bath pad with panache in upscale Puddingstone Heights that's both tranquil and private, yet minutes from Morristown?  29 High Ridge Road's your house! And you can check it out in person at our OPEN HOUSE this Sunday, January 14th from 1pm-3pm.  

Located ...

Man-flu may be for real!

Man-flu may be for real!
Joanna Hayden, PhD, CHES
A study published in the British Medical Journal on December 27, 2017 reporting the results of an investigation into the existence of “man-flu” suggests that flu in men may really be more severe and cause worse symptoms than flu in women.

Abstract of original journal article: ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 010

On this week’s AtlantiCast, we take you to the groundbreaking for an expansion to Morristown Medical Center, introduce you to the newest babies of 2018 at Atlantic Health System and share some must-see winter weather tips!

 

Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders January 10, 2018 meeting

NEWTON, NJ - Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders January 10, 2018 meeting video.

 

Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders January 8, 2018

SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ - The video of the January 8, 2018 Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

 

Prom Dress Donations Needed for Sister-to-Sister Prom Shop

January 23, 2018

Although it is still winter, prom season is just around the corner and many teenage girls are already making plans for their special evening.  However, not every family will be able to afford fancy dresses, shoes and accessories for their teens.  Those who are unable to purchase suitable attire for the occasion can count on Project Self-Sufficiency’s annual ...