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Camp Riverbend’s “Safari” Open House SOLD OUT

Add to My Calendar 02/23/2019 10:00am 02/23/2019 12:00pm America/New_York Camp Riverbend’s “Safari” Open House SOLD OUT

UPDATE: SOLD OUT!!!!!!!

Choosing a camp for this summer?

Go wild at Camp Riverbend's "Safari" Open House Saturday February 23, 10 am – 12 noon. There will be lots of fun indoor Riverbend activities, including games, crafts and cooking for kids and parents, run by our amazing counselors. Take a tour of the camp site with our directors. Free! RSVP required to ...

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Star of ‘Cara’s Cucina’ to Host Groundwork Elizabeth Gala Feb. 27

February 16, 2019

Cara Di Falco, star of “Cara’s Cucina,” will host Groundwork Elizabeth’s WinterGreen gala Feb. 27 at the Hilton Newark Airport Hotel.

A nonprofit founded in Elizabeth in 2003, Groundwork Elizabeth builds sustainable communities in Elizabeth, NJ and in nearby Union County communities with urban agriculture initiatives, youth programing and more.

“So ...

‘Cooked & Uncorked’ Festival to Showcase NJ Firefighters’ Culinary Talents

These firefighters don’t just put out flames — they use them to make duck confit-stuffed ravioli with bacon and English pea puree. That’s how South Orange Local 24 won the gourmet category during last year’s Cooked & Uncorked food and wine festival, which is coming up for the 9th time this month on Feb. 25 in Edison, NJ.

Hosted by the New Jersey Firefighters Mutual ...

New Jersey Date Night: Cupid’s Singles Throw-Down

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

Sometimes Cupid has an off day with his marksmanship. Maybe his arrow hit you once or twice, however it didn’t go deep enough to stick long-term. Or maybe you just haven’t been it the right place at the right time for Cupid to get the perfect aim. Regardless, the singles who’ve yet to ...

Experience Colonial America at The Dey Mansion: George Washington Headquarters

February 17, 2019

WAYNE, NJ -- In honor of Presidents Day, TAPintoTV visited the Dey Mansion, one of several locations in New Jersey which served as General George Washington’s Headquarters during the Revolutionary War.

The Dey Mansion was the home of Theunis and Hester Dey, and was built around 1770. Ten years later, Theunis, who was the Colonel of the Bergen County Militia during the Revolutionary War, ...

Oscar Shorts: Celebrate the Underdog Film Festival Marks 10th Anniversary in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- This Saturday, February 16 at Buzz Aldrin Middle School, you can have the chance to watch all of the short films nominated for Academy Awards. The “Oscar Shorts: Celebrate the Underdog” Film Festival is marking its 10th year of showing these short films, which is prior to the Oscar broadcast on February 24.

“People can come, they can learn something ...

The History and Origins of Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is widely known as the day of the year when love is celebrated, and indeed, February has been a month of romance for centuries. The St. Valentine’s Day we observe today evolved both from ancient Roman and early Christian history.

There are many legends about who St. Valentine was. One story dates from the third century A.D. Apparently, Emperor Claudius II of Rome ...

Warren School’s Penny Wars Benefits Somerset Regional Animal Shelter

February 5, 2019

WARREN, NJ - The Central School Student Leaders and Central School PTO hosted Penny Wars from January 11 through January 18 to benefit the Somerset Regional Animal Shelter.  This particular charity was selected because the Student Leaders are passionate about helping animals in need of finding their forever homes. 

 

Students were eager to participate in Penny Wars after the ...

Mark Di Ionno Joins TAPinto as Featured Columnist

February 19, 2019

TAPinto.net CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro has announced that Mark Di Ionno will be joining TAPinto as a columnist with his first piece published today. Di Ionno, who wrote for the Star Ledger, is a Pulitzer Prize finalist for commentary and author of five acclaimed books including his latest novel, “Gods of Wood and Stone”.

“We’re excited to welcome a writer of ...

Impact 100 Garden State To Host Local Gatherings

Impact 100 Garden State is a simple concept:  one woman, one donation, one vote.  Women work together to provide transformative grants to local non-profits in Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, and Union counties.  Each member donates $1000 a year and together they make the impact of a $100,000 donation.   Over six years since Impact 100 Garden State was founded, the ...

Warren Book Club Hosts Local Author

On Wednesday, February 13, Members of the No Name Yet Book Club met at the home of Anne Weisgerber in Warren Township, to discuss “The Place You’re Supposed to Laugh,” the debut novel from New Providence author Jenn Stroud Rossman.

The novel explores the dot.com bust in the 1990s, and its financial and emotional impact on families. Rossman read excerpts from the ...

GBMS Alzapella

On Saturday, February 2nd, Green Brook Middle School’s acapella group, Alzapella, participated in an acapella festival called Jersey Harmony Explosion. The full day event focused on acapella music with a special attention on the barbershop style. From 8am-10pm students took part in workshops, masterclasses, and rehearsals. The night ended with an amazing concert featuring High ...

Chinese Community hosted Chinese New Year Culture Fair and Spectacular Show at Watchung Hills

WARREN, NJ - On Sunday, Feb 3rd, in collaboration with Berkeley Heights, New Providence and neighborhood Chinese Communities, Berkeley Heights Huaxia Chinese School (BHHXCS) hosted the third annual Chinese New Year Celebration, to celebrate the beginning of the Lunar Year of the Golden Pig.  Berkeley Heights Mayor Angie Devanney, Town Council members Jeanne Kingsley, Manuel Couto, ...

Lake Como, Belmar Targets Underage Drinking This Summer with $10,000 in ‘Cops in Shops’ Grants

February 18, 2019

LAKE COMO/BELMAR, NJ — Enter any establishment selling alcoholic beverages in Lake Como or Belmar this summer and you may be standing next to an undercover police officer. That’s the warning state and local law enforcement officials are giving individuals under age 21 — and the impetus behind New Jersey’s Cops in Shops Summer Shore Initiative.

Designed to target ...

Another Baby Seal Comes Ashore on Belmar Beach

Baby seals are not as cute and friendly as they look, and they can bite. That’s why it’s important to stay at least 50 yards from a resting pup. Plus, it’s against federal regulations to touch them.

BELMAR, NJ — A baby harp seal came ashore on the Eighth Avenue beach Saturday, and because it appears healthy, should return to the ocean waters by itself, according to the ...

Warrenbrook Senior Center Will Close Tuesday, No Meals on Wheels

February 11, 2019

WARREN, NJ - The Warrenbrook Senior Center and the following senior centers operated by the Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services will be closed on Tuesday, Feb. 12 due to inclement weather: Hillsborough, Montgomery, Quail Brook, and the Senior Wellness Centers in Bernards and Bridgewater.
 
There will be no Meals on Wheels deliveries on ...

Local News: Real Stories About Us

For a dozen years I was a news columnist at the state’s largest newspaper and in the decade prior to that, I was its editor in charge of all local news.

I semi-retired from that company in December and wrote a farewell column expressing gratitude for being able to make a living doing something I loved for more than 40 years.

In that continued spirit, here is my inaugural column for ...

Derby Dreaming: 11 Horses to Watch for the Kentucky Derby

February 19, 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Already, despite the main prep races being one to two months away, we have an early idea of which horses to watch in advance of the 145th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, but who are they?

From the imperious unbeaten juvenile champion Game Winner to an eye-catching debutant at the Pegasus World Cup meeting in the shape of Hidden Scroll, we have amassed a list of 11 ...

N.J.’s Steege In $100,000 WCHR Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular

WELLINGTON, Fla. — Amanda Steege of Bedminster, N.J., and Lafitte de Muze finished in the $100,000 World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular.

Following the opening round at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, Fla. on Feb. 16, Steege and Lafitte de Muze led with a score of 92.33. over Victoria Colvin and Private ...

Horse Racing Subsidy Bill Signed By New Jersey Governor

TRENTON, N.J. — Governor Phil Murphy has signed a bill that will provide $100 million over five years to support horse racing in New Jersey.

Sen. Vin Gopal of District 11 in Monmouth County, home to Monmouth Park and Freehold Raceway, and Sen. Paul A. Sarlo, District 36, which includes, Bergen County, home of the Meadowlands, sponsored the bill.

The Senate approved its version of the ...

Going Nowhere

I am rarely inspired by television commercials. For example, as great as the ads are, I have never switched to Geico.

But a spot on TV lately has made me want to shed my slovenly ways and reach the unreachable.

In the advertisement it is 5 AM and I am a young, fit, attractive woman. A gentle voice is encouraging me to get closer to something that has always been there, to be more than I am, ...

Warren School’s Penny Wars Benefits Somerset Regional Animal Shelter

February 5, 2019

WARREN, NJ - The Central School Student Leaders and Central School PTO hosted Penny Wars from January 11 through January 18 to benefit the Somerset Regional Animal Shelter.  This particular charity was selected because the Student Leaders are passionate about helping animals in need of finding their forever homes. 

 

Students were eager to participate in Penny Wars after the ...

"My Very Own British Invasion" is short on plot

‘My Very Own British Invasion’ is short on plot, but long on rock

By Liz Keill

MILLBURN, NJ – Paper Mill Playhouse is putting on a rollicking, rock and roll extravaganza in its premier production of  “My Very Own British Invasion.”

We start with a fast and furious tribute to the Beatles, like “I Saw Her Standing There” and move on to ...

'Little Girl Blue' celebrates Nina Simone

‘Little Girl Blue’ celebrates Nina Simone in words and music

By Liz Keill

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – George Street Playhouse has brought a heartwarming story to the stage in “Little Girl Blue: the Nina Simone Musical.”

Laiona Michelle, who delivered a powerful performance in “American Hero” at George Street, returns in a play she developed that ...

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Delayed Opening for Warren, Watchung Hills, and Sending Districts, Travel Ban Revised

February 13, 2019

 

WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills Regional High School and all sending districts will have a 2-hour delayed opening, Feb. 13, due to inclement weather and poor road conditions. The travel ban has now been lifted on I-78 and I-287. Governor Phil Murphy today announced that the state of emergency that took effect on midnight of February 12, 2019, for all 21 counties in New Jersey will ...

Murphy Declares State of Emergency, Storm Watch in Effect, Closings and Cancellations Announced

WARREN, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy has declared a state of emergency in New Jersey as of midnight on Tuesday.

The governor says Interstates 287 and 78 will be closed to commercial vehicles when the state of emergency takes effect.

Green Brook and Long Hill have Board of Education meetings on Monday night so the call has not yet been made for a Tuesday snow day, A delay ...

New Jersey Man Bike Rides Across Country for Cancer Research

February 19, 2019

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta resident and cofounder and manager of the Sparta Farmers Market Mitch Morrison is about to embark on a cross country trip on his bicycle.  Morrison is riding solo from Portland, Oregon to Sparta beginning on April 10 arriving in late May.

“As part of my adventure, I am raising money for cancer research for Cycle for Survival,” Morrison ...

Lake Como, Belmar Targets Underage Drinking This Summer with $10,000 in ‘Cops in Shops’ Grants

LAKE COMO/BELMAR, NJ — Enter any establishment selling alcoholic beverages in Lake Como or Belmar this summer and you may be standing next to an undercover police officer. That’s the warning state and local law enforcement officials are giving individuals under age 21 — and the impetus behind New Jersey’s Cops in Shops Summer Shore Initiative.

Designed to target ...

Another Baby Seal Comes Ashore on Belmar Beach

Baby seals are not as cute and friendly as they look, and they can bite. That’s why it’s important to stay at least 50 yards from a resting pup. Plus, it’s against federal regulations to touch them.

BELMAR, NJ — A baby harp seal came ashore on the Eighth Avenue beach Saturday, and because it appears healthy, should return to the ocean waters by itself, according to the ...

Theodore McCarrick, Former Archbishop of Newark, Removed from Ministry by Pope Francis

NEWARK, NJ -- The Vatican announced on Saturday that Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, formerly the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Newark, has been defrocked. It is believed to be the first time an American archbishop has been removed from the ministry following accusations of sexual abuse. 

According to the Catholic Standard, The Vatican announced that the 88-year-old ...

Rutgers Love Story Leads to Birth of Successful Online Wedding Business for Belle Mead Couple

BELLE MEAD, NJ - Erik Kent and Beth Voxland graduated before the World Wide Web became popular, but now run an online wedding planning resource for the Garden State

Creating a popular website was one of the last things on their minds when they met as sophomore communication majors, bonding over an art history course in Voorhees Hall at Rutgers-New Brunswick.

In fact, when they both received ...

Police Investigate Possible Child Luring Incident near Gov. Livingston High School

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Today, February 13th 2019, at exactly 3:25 pm, a possible child-luring incident occurred near Governor Livingston High School in Berkeley Heights. A 15-year old female Governor Livingston student was approached near the intersection of Mercer Road and Watchung Boulevard directly across from the main entrance driveway to Governor Livingston High School.

A large, white ...

"My Very Own British Invasion" is short on plot

‘My Very Own British Invasion’ is short on plot, but long on rock

By Liz Keill

MILLBURN, NJ – Paper Mill Playhouse is putting on a rollicking, rock and roll extravaganza in its premier production of  “My Very Own British Invasion.”

We start with a fast and furious tribute to the Beatles, like “I Saw Her Standing There” and move on to ...