Archives for Cheryl Conway

Parents Wake Up And Smell The Coffee About Drug Addiction Among NJ Teens

Parents Wake Up And Smell The Coffee About Drug Addiction Among NJ Teens   By Cheryl Conway   The new face of heroin and prescription drug addiction is reaching younger generations, with the norm more prevalent amongst 18 and 25 year olds for heroin and 12 to 13 year olds for prescription drug addiction, according to drug prevention specialists. Parents and students from Mt. Olive High School and the middle school were encouraged to attend an awareness program, “The Perfect Storm:  Battling Prescription Drugs and Heroin Epidemic,” held Thurs., Oct. 23. About 264 families filled the Performing Arts Center at MOHS
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From Farm Stands To Stores, Local Woman Grows Homemade Granola Business

From Farm Stands To Stores, Local Woman Grows Homemade Granola Business   By Cheryl Conway   The Mt. Olive Recreation Community Farmer’s Market closed its stands last month, but not all the vendors put their goods away until next season. Fans of the homemade granola will not have to wait until spring to indulge in the six varieties of Lazy Susan’s Granola by maker Susan Varilias of Succasunna. Varilias, who started her business almost two years ago, makes her homemade granola, as well as nuts, year round and sells them in five area stores and four local farm markets. Varilias’
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New Online Payment System Coming To Town

New Online Payment System Coming To Town By Cheryl Conway With a new year headed our way, Mt. Olive Township is getting with the times by implementing a new Online Payment System so stickers and permits can be purchased online. By Jan. 1, 2015, stickers and permits needed for any purpose whether a large bulk garbage item, dog license or even a building permit, will be available through an Online Payment System being developed throughout all of the departments and services offered in Mt. Olive Twp. All items for necessary purchases have been requiring in person payment. Having an online
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Recreation Wrestling Pins Great Rewards To Youth

Recreation Wrestling Pins Great Rewards To Youth By Cheryl Conway With soccer winding down, Mt. Olive youth may consider rolling right into wrestling as a great sport option to keep busy through winter. The Mt. Olive Junior Wrestling Association through Mt. Olive Twp. Recreation started its 2014/2015 wrestling season just last week, Nov. 10. Boys in grades kindergarten through eighth can still sign up since competition does not begin until Dec. It’s one thing to wrestle a brother or friend at home for fun, but to learn the moves and techniques involved and then compete in a league, the rewards
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Food Bank Grows In MO With Larger Pantry, More Ways To Give

Food Bank Grows In MO With Larger Pantry, More Ways To Give By Cheryl Conway The Mt. Olive Chamber of Commerce Annual Food Drive continues this fall but with a new location for the food pantry, a new online system to donate and possibly an extended food collection. Christ Church in Budd Lake has offered a larger space to house the township’s food pantry. The Mt. Olive Food Bank has been out of town hall in the past, with all collected food items stored and dispersed through the Mt. Olive Twp. Health Department. Mt. Olive residents in need of food
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Adults With Asperger’s Get Connected With New Social Group

Adults With Asperger’s Get Connected With New Social Group   By Cheryl Conway     Adults with Asperger’s syndrome may be filling up their calendar in no time at all with a new social group formed recently in the local area.   The Adult Asperger’s Social Support Group was scheduled to hold its first meeting on Wed., Nov. 13, at 6:30 p.m., at the Chester Public Library. The social support group is for young men and women, ages 18 to 40, in the surrounding areas of Chester, Mt. Olive and Roxbury.   Finding that social connection is not always easy for some,
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Givaudan Rescues Funds To Buy Ice Sled For MOPD

Givaudan Rescues Funds To Buy Ice Sled For MOPD   By Cheryl Conway Thanks to a recent donation by Givaudan Fragrances Corporation in Budd Lake, the Mt. Olive Police Dept. will be ready the next time there is danger on the ice.   Givaudan recently donated $3,500 to the MOPD to purchase an ice rescue sled, a well needed piece of equipment to be used by trained officials in emergencies on Budd Lake. Some township officials and members of the MOPD met at Givaudan on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 11:15 a.m. for the presentation of the ice rescue sled.  
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Halloween House Annual Treat For Local Residents

Halloween House Annual Treat For Local Residents   By Cheryl Conway   No rain, snow or even a hurricane can keep Steven Poplawski of Los Angeles, CA away from his childhood home in Budd Lake to decorate for Halloween.   Poplawski, 45, who grew up on Rose Lane has been decorating his parent’s home for the past 14 years. Even though he has been living out in LA for the past ten years, he has made it his tradition to return to Mt. Olive every year to celebrate Halloween in the neighborhood so dear to him.   “I’m a big
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Just Like Its Shelves, Sam’s Club’s Giving Always Full

Just Like Its Shelves, Sam’s Club’s Giving Always Full    By Cheryl Conway   Whether it’s the upcoming holidays, plans for the new playground or a seminar to prepare the community for the next natural disaster, Sam’s Club in Mt. Olive is always there to provide full support. It recently sponsored the breakfast for the Crises Command And Preparedness Simulation (CCAPS) conference held at the Mt. Olive Middle School on Nov. 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the Mt. Playmore Design Day on Nov. 7 at the Mt. Olive Senior Center to share ideas about the new tot
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Local Dental Office Collects For Homeless   By Cheryl Conway   Cohen and Schwartz Dental in Budd Lake is on a mission this month to help the homeless in Morris County.   From Nov. to Dec. 16, it will be collecting well needed clothing and goods for the Market Street Mission in Morristown. In existence since 1989, this charitable organization provides the “homeless, helpless and hopeless” with physical, emotional and spiritual needs.   As constant providers to various charities both locally and abroad since being in Budd Lake for 39 years, Cohen and Schwartz Dental has decided to help those nearby
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