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Getting a good night’s sleep plays a vital role in your overall health. Sleeping recharges your body and brain to help prepare and energize you for each new day. On the other hand, sleep deprivation can cause a slew of problems, including memory issues and an increased risk for car accidents. According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults aged 26-64 need seven to nine hours of sleep each night, and those 65 and older need seven to eight hours. Unfortunately, many people don’t get proper rest. If persistent insomnia keeps you ...

Dad in the Box

I am told I need to participate in the national conversation. I am not exactly sure what that means, but It seems like everytime I turn on the news some authoritative figure addressing the most recent topic of the day decries the need to “have a conversation” or “add to the conversation” or “join in the conversation”. Who exactly am I supposed to be having a conversation with? Is this some sort of national Zoom call I don’t know about? You know, with the rest of the country. To discuss ...

Health Matters – Newton Medical Center

Can vitamin D effectively treat colorectal cancer that has spread in the body? The answer is, we don’t know, but preliminary research has shown some promise. Atlantic Health System is part of a nationwide phase 3 study on vitamin D’s impact in treating patients with stage 4 colorectal cancer. It will involve more than 1,000 patients enrolled through the spring of 2022. Participants receive the chemotherapy combination FOLFOX, a standard treatment of care, with either a standard dose of vitamin D or a high dose of the vitamin. A ...

Home Sweet Home

With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s time to think about decorations that will brighten up your home as well as show Mom that she’s a unique, valued person in your family. With a few simple touches, it’s easy to create meaningful decorations that highlight the things that she loves best. Here are four great ways to add some color and style to Mom’s favorite spots in the house, all while sharing your love with a special person on this holiday. Decorate Using Her Favorites A great way to decorate your ...

Know Your Nest

4 Big Incentives for Homeowners to Sell Now   The housing market keeps sailing along. The only headwind that could take it off course is the lack of inventory for sale. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that there were 410,000 fewer single-family homes for sale this March than in March of 2020. The key to continued success in the residential housing market is for more listings to come on the market. However, many homeowners are concerned that selling their homes could be challenging ...

Sussex County Commissioners

(Newton, NJ) The Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services, Division  of Senior Services (Area Agency on Aging) and its Advisory Council will hold their Annual  Public Hearing on Thursday, June 3, 2021, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., via Zoom. The purpose  of the Hearing is to receive comments on the proposed 2022-2024 Area Plan, which generates  funding for Sussex County through the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended. A summary of the planning and contracting process will be shared at the Public Hearing ...

TAPinto Insider

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best utilize it for my business?” SEO is the process of improving the quality and quantity of traffic to a website or a web page from a search ...

The Entertainer

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to tell the caregivers in your life how special they are. By highlighting Mom’s favorite things in your celebrations, you’ll be able to shine a light on everything unique about her. If you’re looking for interesting ways to host a Mother’s Day celebration for a group, big or small, here are four memorable events that will leave Mom feeling special and loved. Afternoon Tea A festive and memorable way to celebrate Mom is with an afternoon tea party. If the weather is nice, plan ...

Women's Wellness

As we head outside to take advantage of the warmer weather, skincare and sun safety should be top priorities. While the sun’s rays provide countless benefits, the ultraviolet (or UV) components of sunlight are damaging to our skin. A sunburn from overexposure isn’t just temporarily painful - the UV rays that cause a burn are doing long-term damage to your skin cells that’s irreversible. Sun-safe skincare is all about prevention! It’s crucial that you know how to protect your skin while enjoying time outside, so here are ...

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Sparta Police: Drug Charges for Woman Passed Out in Car at Theater Center

May 8, 2021

SPARTA, NJ – A woman from Hackettstown was found slumped over the steering wheel of her car in the Sparta Theater Center parking lot, following a call to Sparta police.  On May 4 around 8:35 a.m. Officer Chris Botta found Nicole Vanorden, 23, “nodding off” in her red two door Pontiac, police said.

Botta saw hypodermic needles and empty wax folds of suspected heroin and ...

Sparta Police: Denville Man's with Dragging Bumper Gets DWI

SPARTA, NJ – A Denville man is facing drunk driving charges after he was stopped because his front bumper was hanging off the car.  On April 29 around 9:30 p.m. Lt. Jeff McCarrick saw Richard Cosgrove, 54 on West Mountain Road with his bumper scraping on the road, police said.

McCarrick stopped Cosgrove at the intersection of West Mountain and Sterling Hill Road.  McCarrick ...

Sparta Troop 1150 to Hold Eagle Court of Honor for 3 Local Girls

May 7, 2021

BYRAM, NEW JERSEY, A little over two years ago, the Boy Scouts of America  (“BSA”) opened up membership in its flagship program, the “Boy Scouts” (11-17 years old) to  young women and rebranded it to “Scouts BSA.” The response has been enormous with troops of  young women forming throughout the United States, and scouts advancing through the ...

Thomas Russo, Jr Special Guest on SOSRadio Live on Sunday

Local author Thomas Russo Jr will be a special guest on SOSRadio to talk on Sunday, May 16 at 2:30 p.m. Tune in to hear the conversation on leadership through faith-based service.

Host Marleny Cruz will talk with him about how people can be inspired and influenced to guide others to participate in a common good.

The program can be found on sosradio.live. Click on the Masterminded Expert ...

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Since 2006, Camp Skylands Summer Camp has been offering campers a fun and safe experience that strives to build good character, develop leadership skills and make lasting friendships in a supportive and engaging environment.Our daily schedule ...

North Star Theater Company Presents It’s First Show of the 2021 Season 'An Evening In Spoon River'

Sussex, NJ: North Star Theater Company proudly presents its second season’s opening show, “An Evening In Spoon River,” a night of music, art, dance and theater.  The show will be held at Cornerstone Playhouse, located at 74 Main Street in Sussex, N.J.

The performances of “An Evening In Spoon River” will be held on Friday, May 21, at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 22, ...

Law Day Discusses Advancing the Rule of Law Now

May 7, 2021

Law Day Discusses Advancing the Rule of Law Now

 

Dear Editor:

President Dwight D. Eisenhower proclaimed May 1, 1958, as the first Law Day to mark the nation’s commitment to the rule of law.  Every year on this day we reflect on the significance of the rule of law and rededicate ourselves to promoting public understanding of its importance to American democracy.  Law ...

4 Big Incentives for Homeowners to Sell Now

4 Big Incentives for Homeowners to Sell Now

 

The housing market keeps sailing along. The only headwind that could take it off course is the lack of inventory for sale. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that there were 410,000 fewer single-family homes for sale this March than in March of 2020. The key to continued success in the residential ...

TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

Find Your Green Thumb: NJ Experts Offer Tips for Starting a Kitchen Garden

May 8, 2021

NEW JERSEY — They don’t call this The Garden State for nothing.

Want to bring out your inner green thumb this season? There’s no better time than now to get started on a kitchen garden.

“There is no mastery of gardening, you just get better at guessing,” said Bloomfield’s L. Be. Sholar, who offers gardening tips on her blog, Farm-Based ...

Sayreville Resident Completes Decades-Long Quest for Birth Parents

May 8, 2021

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Fred Block, 51, a current resident of Sayreville, has known that he was adopted his entire life. Even as a young kid, he would walk up to people he had never met and tell them that he is adopted, never feeling any kinds of insecurity, denial, or shock. 

Despite his acceptance and morale, Block has always been curious about who his biological parents were, and he has been ...

Fighting Fatigue: How To Sleep Better And Longer

Getting a good night’s sleep plays a vital role in your overall health. Sleeping recharges your body and brain to help prepare and energize you for each new day. On the other hand, sleep deprivation can cause a slew of problems, including memory issues and an increased risk for car accidents.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults aged 26-64 need seven to nine hours of sleep ...

4 Unique and Meaningful Ways to Decorate for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s time to think about decorations that will brighten up your home as well as show Mom that she’s a unique, valued person in your family. With a few simple touches, it’s easy to create meaningful decorations that highlight the things that she loves best. Here are four great ways to add some color and style to Mom’s favorite ...

Celebrating Mother’s Day: 4 Ways to Make Mom Feel Special

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to tell the caregivers in your life how special they are. By highlighting Mom’s favorite things in your celebrations, you’ll be able to shine a light on everything unique about her. If you’re looking for interesting ways to host a Mother’s Day celebration for a group, big or small, here are four memorable events that will leave Mom ...

Understanding SPF for Healthy Summer Skin

As we head outside to take advantage of the warmer weather, skincare and sun safety should be top priorities. While the sun’s rays provide countless benefits, the ultraviolet (or UV) components of sunlight are damaging to our skin. A sunburn from overexposure isn’t just temporarily painful - the UV rays that cause a burn are doing long-term damage to your skin cells that’s ...

Sussex County Health and Human Services, Senior Services Annual Public Hearing Announced

(Newton, NJ) The Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services, Division  of Senior Services (Area Agency on Aging) and its Advisory Council will hold their Annual  Public Hearing on Thursday, June 3, 2021, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., via Zoom. The purpose  of the Hearing is to receive comments on the proposed 2022-2024 Area Plan, which generates  funding for Sussex ...