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Winter Floral Arrangement Class

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Add to My Calendar 02/29/2020 2:00pm 02/29/2020 3:00pm America/New_York Winter Floral Arrangement Class

Need a pick-me-up during these cold winter days? Try a floral arrangement class! Learn how to create a beautiful parallel design floral arrangement using brightly colored flowers with our designer Miss Heather. All materials are provided. Workshop fee: $40.00, 2 p.m. Participants also receive a coupon good for 30% Off One Item at the Floral Market. Space is limited and Miss Heather’s ...

201 East Bay Avenue Manahawkin, NJ 08050

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Ocean County Mom Wants the Bells to Ring in Solidarity

April 1, 2020

OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – Eleven years ago, 28-year-old Tara Marqua moved to the Jersey Shore from Fairfield, Connecticut. Amid the coronavirus crisis, Tara has kept up with the news from her hometown. When she learned that her old neighbors had started a bell ringing project, she decided to bring the message to the place she now calls home.

Tara took to social media and has already received ...

Coronavirus Positives: Look for the Helpers

SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – It’s been many years since Mister Rogers offered some sound advice. In speaking to his television audience of little children, he brought them back to his boyhood and coping skills his mother gave him. It was all about the helpers.  There’s no doubt that 26-year-old Will Cecere, counts as one of the helpers.

“When I was a boy, and I ...

25 Coronavirus Cases in Stafford Township and 14 on LBI, Ocean County Wednesday Report

OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – When Governor Phil Murphy first mandated only essential businesses to stay home, many considered it an overreaction.  Amazingly, it was just a few weeks ago that people asked others if they even knew of someone affected by the coronavirus. The disease has made its way to the Jersey shore – the numbers speak for themselves.

During ...

Healthy Blood Donors Are Urgently Needed for Hospital Patients

Amidst novel coronavirus (COVID-19) prevention measures, Vitalant and other blood centers nationwide are urging healthy individuals to donate blood—and organizations to maintain scheduled blood drives—to ensure patients have the lifesaving blood they need.

Healthy people are strongly encouraged to make a blood donation appointment by calling 877-25-VITAL

(877-258-4825) or going ...


Ruth K Reeder of Loveladies, NJ passed from this world on March 25, 2020. She was born in ...
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Forget Vodka, for Now. NJ Distillery Helps Make Hand Sanitizer for Pandemic

April 2, 2020

CAPE MAY, NJ — With hand sanitizer in demand during the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic, the makers of spirits are stepping up.

To do its part, Nauti Spirits Distillery in Cape May teamed up with Partners Pharmacy, which has a facility in Springfield, to make FDA-approved hand sanitizer instead of its usual vodka, rum and gin.

“We would like nothing better than to go back to ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Professors Rich and Anne Lee of TAPinto Greater Olean

The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of April 2020 are journalism professors Rich and Anne Lee from St. Bonaventure University, who, together with their students, operate TAPinto Greater Olean.  TAPinto Greater Olean is owned by St. Bonaventure University's Jandoli School of Communication.

Q. Why did you want to franchise a TAPinto site? 

We were familiar ...

Berks Jazz Festival Moves Online Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

April 1, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- When the 30th Annual Berks Jazz Fest, originally scheduled to take place this week in Reading, PA, was forced to postpone due to the coronavirus pandemic, they decided to take the festival online instead. 

“We were getting so much feedback from fans, saying they’re missing the festival,” said John Ernesto, General Manager of the Berks Jazz Fest, ...

Adopt A Senior Program Looking for Volunteers to Assist Stafford Seniors

April 1, 2020

STAFFORD — The Stafford Teachers and Residents Together team (START), which organized and began serving after Hurricane Sandy has begun a new ADOPT-A-SENIOR program in response to the Covid-19 quarantine.

The group is working to meet the growing demand for assisting older residents with errands.  Joe Mangino, one of the leaders has a desire to pair a volunteer with a senior ...

Pictures from the COVID-19 Battlefront: The Team at Holy Name Medical Center at Work

Special to TAPinto. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit

Photojournalist Jeff Rhode’s images of doctors, nurses, EMTs, and custodial staffers at Holy Name Medical Center, Teaneck in hard-hit Bergen ...

Amid Coronavirus, this Barnegat Resident Fields More Calls

BARNEGAT, NJ – For the last fifteen years, Barnegat resident Kelly Garcia has made it her mission to act as the voice of calm and reassurance. Although no one realizes they’re reaching her at home, Garcia handles after-hours calls for the Ocean County Health Department, numerous medical providers, and laboratories. Essentially, she’s a remote operator for a multi-faceted call ...

Early Spring Preparation for a Beautiful Summer Garden

March 7, 2020

STAFFORD - As winter fades into spring, gardeners can’t wait to get busy in the garden.  Pruning, cutting back perennials and ornamental grasses and preparing the garden for spring planting are just a few of the tasks.  Keep yourself and the pollinators overwintering in your garden safe as you start the cleanup process.

Always prune with a purpose.  Start by removing any ...