Archives for Cheryl Conway

MO Baseball Team Wins Race As First Team to Vie In World Series

MO Baseball Team Wins Race As First Team to Vie In World Series By Cheryl Conway     Playing on their field of dreams became a reality for 13 Mt. Olive teenage boys this summer when they competed in the 2014 Babe Ruth World Series.   The Marauders 14U Baseball Team is the first team on record in Mt. Olive to qualify for the top stage for baseball. The games were played at the Ocala Rotary Sportsplex in Ocala, Fl., from Aug. 13 to Aug. 23.   The 14-year olds, most who have been playing baseball together since they were
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Hottest Health Club Open In Chester

Hottest Health Club Open In Chester By Cheryl Conway   No more sitting watching movies and eating popcorn and candy at this facility- the former movie theater in Chester is now a high-tech modernized gym offering the latest and greatest in exercise. Opened for about two months now, the Nitroflex Gym has taken over the former Clearview Cinema 6 Theater in Chester. In the first week of opening May 31, 230 new members signed up. The 15,000 sq. ft. facility has a lot to offer its members including three studios, full-service spa, child care, upper level lounge, free-weight area, core
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Hopatcong School Leaders Set New Initiatives To Improve Schools

In an effort to work with the Concerned Citizens For A Better Hopatcong Education, school board members requested a meeting with the group to go through the budget and answer questions regarding their concerns. The meeting was set for Thursday, June 12, after press time. As a resident of Hopatcong who has served on the Hopatcong Board of Education for seven years, township council for 15 years and mayor of Hopatcong for eight years, Hopatcong BOE President Cliff Lundin is all too familiar with the increased taxes and says “I’m absolutely sympathetic to them.” Lundin, whose taxes went up 17 percent, says, “two
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Concerned Citizens Wake Up To Improve Hopatcong Schools

Taxes are up, enrollment is down and school ratings are at an all time low in Hopatcong- three strikes and counting is enough for a group of concerned citizens to get involved and try to improve the system. A core group of about 10 people organized a group- Concerned Citizens For A Better Hopatcong Education (CCBHE) about a year ago- and a couple few hundred have been staying updated and commenting on Facebook. The group was planning a public meeting and one with the Hopatcong School Board of Education to discuss concerns and work toward solutions. While the schools in Hopatcong have a history
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NJ Spinal Care Offers New Freezing Therapy

Athletes and sufferers from chronic conditions can drain their ice baths and head on over to New Jersey Spinal Care in Wayne for the latest therapeutic approach to recovery NJ Spinal Care is one of four facilities in the tri-state area to offer this new technological treatment called Cryotherapy. Used by mostly athletes to treat all chronic conditions as well as acute therapy, Cryotherapy is administered through a Cryotherapy Machine. Whether in need for chiropractic care, physical therapy, massage therapy or acupuncture treatments, patients of NJ Spinal Care will receive the latest techniques in treatment, even its most recent addition- Cryotherapy. Cryotherapy,
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Local Hub Celebrates 65 Years With Block Party

Cars lined the street on Saturday, May 31, to celebrate the 65th Anniversary of Bill’s Luncheonette onDover Chester Rd. in Ironia. A few hundred people attended The Old Fashioned Block Party from 2 p.m. until dark enjoying free hot dogs, hamburgers, ice-cream and prizes to reminisce on days past and be the first to see the newly renovations to the luncheonette. Family, friends, current and former employees gathered at the building that dates back more than 150 years, and had been used as a general store and post office before converted to a luncheonette. Third-generation family owner, Bruce Button, 28 of Madison, closed the
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Roxbury Historians Celebrate NJ’s Anniversary With New Exhibit

In recognition of New Jersey’s 350th Anniversary, The Roxbury Historic Trust has been developing an exhibit on Innovation in Roxbury, which includes the first telephone switching system, its many iron mines, explosives industry and diversity with Lenape. The exhibit has been established at the King House Museum, one of three buildings at the Museums at Drakesville Historic Park in Ledgewood. Established in 2002 by two groups, The Roxbury Historic Trust operates the King House Museum and the King Canal Store; while the Roxbury Township Historical Society owns and operates the historic “Silas Riggs Saltbox” House, dating from the years just
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NJ Spinal Care Offers New Freezing Therapy

Athletes and sufferers from chronic conditions can drain their ice baths and head on over to New Jersey Spinal Care in Wayne for the latest therapeutic approach to recovery. NJ Spinal Care is one of four facilities in the tri-state area to offer this new technological treatment called Cryotherapy. Used by mostly athletes to treat all chronic conditions as well as acute therapy, Cryotherapy is administered through a Cryotherapy Machine. Whether in need for chiropractic care, physical therapy, massage therapy or acupuncture treatments, patients of NJ Spinal Care will receive the latest techniques in treatment, even its most recent addition-
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Memory Garden Opens To Remember Lives Lost Too Soon

Friends and family of Nicholas Novaky – A Mt. Olive High School senior who died two years ago in a car accident on Wolfe Rd.- recently came to find solace and reflect at a new memorial site at Turkey Brook Park in Budd Lake. The Grand Opening of the Garden of Memory was held Sunday, June 8, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the new site located at the top of the loop, in front of the basketball court and adjacent to the Dog Park. Established by Novaky’s mother, Dr. Denise D’Amico Novaky of Hackettstown, the memorial is dedicated
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Land Cultivates Garden, Trails, Organic Grains And Forest

The Community Garden in Mt. Olive is growing, not only vegetables and flowers, but in volunteers, organic crops, a native forest and a future walking trail. A representative from The Land Conservancy of New Jersey presented a year end report at the May 6 Mt. Olive Township Council meeting to update the public on progress that has been made at South Branch Preserve. The parcel is 400 acres, located off Wolfe Rd. near Route 46 east. In just a year’s time since the Community Garden at South Branch Preserve in Mt. Olive opened in July 2013, the South Branch Preserve
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