Arts & Entertainment

July 24, 2021

WAYNE, NJ — Hannah Lee, a Schuyler-Colfax Middle School student was among 12 NJ high school and middle school students whose artwork placed in the NJ Child Support Teen Media contest. Her piece, entitled Stargazing won third place in the hand drawn/hand painted category for middle schools. The ...

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WAYNE, NJ – It was a wet and disappointing July 1, when the Wayne PAL had to cancel their fireworks show. Worse yet, there was no rain date available, and so everyone believed that the nearly 50 year tradition of the PAL fireworks would not happen this year…until now. In an announcement made on ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — A 9-foot-tall bronze replica of the Statue of Liberty, referred to as Little Lady Liberty arrived in Elizabeth Wednesday to spend Independence Day weekend with her sister statue.  "The City of Elizabeth was proud to play a role in the arrival of the Sister Statue of Liberty at ...

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WAYNE, NJ – America’s celebration of its independence has always accompanied by spectacular fireworks, and this year is no different. There are several opportunities to watch fireworks and celebrate America’s 245th birthday. The Wayne PAL has been providing an Independence Day Fireworks show for ...

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WAYNE, NJ – School is out, the days are long and hot. It’s summer and one great thing that summer brings is the Wayne Summer Concert Series that begins this week on Wednesday, June 30 at 7:00 p.m. All shows will be held on the lawn in front of the Wayne Municipal Complex on Valley Road.  Bring ...

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WAYNE, NJ – On a warm Saturday afternoon, music students from Bach to Rock music school in Wayne came together for a showcase of talent that they affectionately called Bachapalooza. It was held in the upper parking lot of the Brentwood Shopping Center on Route 23, where Bach to Rock calls ...

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WAYNE, NJ — It was Men Without Hats that brought us the Safety Dance way back in the 1980s. That dance is back again as bars and restaurants can now allow patrons to spin and twirl together as a global pandemic is (hopefully) fading out of existence.  Friday, May 28 was the first day in more ...

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WAYNE, NJ — This Monday, May 31 is Memorial Day and Wayne Township is holding their annual tradition of commemorating the special day with a parade. TAPinto interviewed the Director of Parks and Recreation for Wayne, Tim Roetman to learn what to expect and what to avoid for Monday’s big ...

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WAYNE, NJ — This year, Isabelle “Izzy” Mailman, a sophomore at Wayne Valley High School, won the 2021 Senior Division Hanover Wind Symphony Scholarship. This is her second time earning a scholarship from this well-known program. Two years ago, as an eighth grader, she won the Junior Division ...

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WAYNE, NJ — AAA expects a significant rebound in the number of Americans planning to travel this Memorial Day weekend. From May 27 through May 31, more than 37 million people are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home, an increase of 60% from last year when only 23 million traveled, the ...

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Ben was caged with 16 other dogs in the back of a windowless van as it departed Tennessee on Feb. 9, where outside temperatures reached a high of 57.  Ben at the Tennessee Valley Humane Society, after being surrendered by former owner.  Courtesy of TVHS. At 6 a.m. the next day the van ...

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CAMDEN NJ – This city will be the spotlight as comedic actor Adam Sandler films scenes here for “Hustle,” an upcoming movie that he and NBA great LeBron James are producing for Netflix. Production crews for “Hustle” have already filmed across the river in Philadelphia, but the N.J. Motion ...

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WAYNE, NJ -  The 7-11 on Route 23 South in Wayne sold the May 1 Jersey Cash 5 winning lottery ticket, netting the holder of this ticket a cool $1,763,205. The Jersey Cash 5 drawing happened on the evening of May 1 and the winning numbers were: 01, 02, 15, 28 and 31. The 'XTRA' number was ...

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WAYNE, NJ — In a pandemic year, with so many restrictions on gatherings, live performances by up-and-coming music students have not been possible. This puts a damper on the motivation to practice and the passion to be the best they could be. Despite this, fifteen musicians from Wayne Hills and ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- "I totally forgot I submitted. I was in shock when I won!" Scotch Plains-based author Robert Constant's marketing plan for his latest children's book was derailed by COVID, but a recent award is giving his book new life.  Hello Grandma!, Constant's second children book ...

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TOTOWA, NJ - Totowa’s second annual Car Show will take place on Sunday, April 25 at the Wells Fargo Parking lot between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. To register a car, can pay $20 on the day of the event. Spectators can attend for free. The event is open to all cars, trucks and motorcycles of all years and ...

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WAYNE, NJ — At 5:37 a.m. on Saturday morning, winter ended and the spring of 2021 officially began. Mother nature blessed Wayne Township with a relatively balmy 56-degree, blue-sky day; a perfect day to hold Wayne’s first annual Easter Carnival event. The Wayne Parks and Recreation Department ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Anna Carina Sinocchi said that she first became interested in the arts when, at age 15, a high school classmate at Boonton High School introduced her to black and white photography. “I thought that the photos my friend Lauren developed in the dark room were amazing.  I was ...

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WAYNE, NJ – One Wayne resident did not win anything on a scratch-off ticket, but he entered the non-winning ticket into the New Jersey Million Dollar Replay, and the move paid off.  James MacMullen was one of fifteen finalists chosen this week during the online event.   The NJ Lottery Million ...

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WAYNE, NJ – There are less than two weeks until the official start of spring.  The “dark winter” of COVID is coming to an end and the new beginning of a new spring is coming soon to a Township near you.  The Wayne Parks and Recreation Department have had their hands tied during the winter with ...

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WAYNE, NJ – One of New Jersey’s most prolific children’s entertainers, Bob “Magic Bob” Richey of Party Magic Entertainment was recently recognized as one of the top online teachers of the art and skill of magic. Many in Wayne may recognize Magic Bob and his incredible balloon animals, as he ...

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It may be the only thing that there is just too little of, but the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) will be providing a contribution to the all-too-precious commodity when, on January 14, it debuts the next edition in the popular 'Love Series'. The first stamp in the Series was issued in 1973.

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WAYNE, NJ – Everyone has a story in this historic time.  Wayne Valley’s Marching Band’s story ended this year with a state championship, a regional championship and a close, second place finish in nationals.  WV Director of Bands, Gabriel “Gabe” Batiz shared their story. Batiz has been the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Young people in middle and high school are encouraged to submit short films for consideration in the Montclair Film Emerging Filmmaker Competition.  Submissions are now open for the annual Montclair Film Emerging Filmmaker Competition (EFC), a film competition open to students ...

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Another year has come to an end. For many, this is the time when we reflect on the past 365 days, take stock of where we are, and decide the path of our life moving forward. We make a list of things we want to change and create resolutions to get the job done. Often, we start the year off with a ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Usually, during the last Wayne Board of Education meeting before the holiday break, instrumental and choral music students in the Wayne public schools put on a live musical performance in the Town Council Chambers.  As with just about everything in 2020, this year’s performance ...

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WAYNE, NJ - In an effort to keep the holiday spirit alive in the face of a global pandemic, Wayne Township held their annual holiday door decorating contest.  Almost all the departments at Town Hall decorated their doors in various themes, but only one could be named the best of the year.  The ...

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WAYNE, NJ - The Parks and Recreation Department challenged residents this holiday season to build creative gingerbread houses and offered prizes to the winners in three categories: Adult, Middle School and Elementary School. Megan Sternberg's creation won the Best in Show prize as well as First ...

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WAYNE, NJ - This week millions will turn to the skies to observe, "the great conjunction", also known as the Christmas star. This rare celestial phenomenon is caused by Jupiter and Saturn appearing closer together than they have been since the Middle Ages. I understand everyone looking for ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Thursday night, Wayne Township held its annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony in front of Town Hall, and beyond the new normal of masks and social distancing, for many, it felt like a bit of the old normal. Just as in years past, the Salomone Brothers’ spectacularly lit trucks ...

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