Archives for Cheryl Conway

Scapicchio Enters Ring For Round Two For Freeholder Fight

Scapicchio Enters Ring For Round Two For Freeholder Fight By Cheryl Conway A zero tax increase, reducing debt and maintaining roadways are high on the list for David Scapicchio’s campaign as Morris County Freeholder. Running in the Republican 2015  June 2 Primary for his second three- year term as freeholder, Scapicchio of Flanders and Morris County resident for more than 36 years, was sworn in to his first three-year term on the freeholder board on Jan. 4, 2013, serving as the board’s deputy director in 2013 and 2014. Competing in an all-Republican Primary, Scapicchio joins running mates Freeholder John Krikus
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Flanders Teen Videos Historic Sites For Preservation

Flanders Teen Videos Historic Sites For Preservation By Cheryl Conway Nicholas Mathus of Flanders has found his niche, and how ironic that his passion for history stems from his very own past. Determined to share history with others and preserve our nation’s past, Nick follows in the footsteps of his father and grandfather (also named Nick) whose love for history is much the same. Since he was three years old, Nick has visited more than 80 historic sites and videotaped their significance, all with the help from his father Glenn Mathus. The fourteen year old is known as “Nick The
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Taste Buds Bloom With Variety Offered At Farmers Markets

Taste Buds Bloom With Variety Offered At Farmers Markets By Cara Connelly Farmers markets provide visitors with a window to see into the world of the people and places that grow our farm foods, baked goods, artisans’ chesses, local honey and hand crafted products. Once considered more of a novelty, farmers markets today provide consumers with an alternative to traditional grocery markets, specialty food stores and unique gift shops. Visitors to local farmers markets can purchase locally grown and made items all with the convenience of one stop shopping. Different farmers, bakers, craftsmen and unique shop owners come together in
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North Caldwell Boy Sells ‘Lemonaid’ And Runs For Organ Donation

North Caldwell Boy Sells ‘Lemonaid’ And Runs For Organ Donation By Cheryl Conway When Sam Prince, 12, of North Caldwell was younger he could not ride a bike, go swimming, attend school, or even run a lemonade stand. But four years ago, he got a new heart, and is now able to enjoy all the fun things kids do. He ran his lemonade stand on Thurs., April 30, in recognition of April during Organ Donation Month. He set up “Sam’s Lemonaid Stand” at his school, Gould School in North Caldwell, and sold his “delicious” lemonade during his lunch period and
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Local Auxiliary Sells Pinwheels To Prevent Child Abuse

Local Auxiliary Sells Pinwheels To Prevent Child Abuse By Cheryl Conway Gardens are underway for flowers and vegetables, but pinwheels? In recognition of April being “Children and Youth Month,” the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 43, sold pinwheels from April 1 through April 30 and planted them in a garden right in front of the American Legion Post on Ridgedale Ave. in Florham Park. The purpose for the garden was to raise awareness and funds against child abuse. Auxiliary Unit 43 supported Pinwheels for Prevention, a program sponsored by Prevent Child Abuse America/NJ chapter, a non-profit organization headquartered in New Brunswick.
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Calling All Kids-Week Long Events Planned in Livingston

Calling All Kids-Week Long Events Planned in Livingston by Cheryl Conway With just a few days away, the 20th Anniversary of Youth Appreciation Week (YAW) is packed with fun-filled events for the entire family. Sponsored by the Healthy Community Healthy Youth (HCHY) and the Livingston Senior, Youth and Leisure Services (SYLS), YAW kicks off Sun., May 17, with a Diversity Festival, and this year activities will last eight days rather than seven to recognize the event’s anniversary. That is one more day to celebrate the youth in the Livingston community. A huge undertaking, YAW is a collaborative effort throughout the
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Pennies And Parties Play Into School Playground Project

Pennies And Parties Play Into School Playground Project Cheryl Conway Volunteers of the Jefferson Elementary School PTA are hosting parties and encouraging the community to do the same in an effort to fill the vacant land that had third, fourth and fifth graders swinging, sliding and playing. The playground at the Jefferson Elementary School in Maplewood had been torn down in October 2014, a decision by the school district after a fall inspection deemed the wooden structure in disrepair. Surprised and upset at first, the school community has pulled together to find creative ways to raise money for a new
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Flanders Teen Videos Historic Sites For Preservation

#1  with cannon at Fort Nonsense in Morristown   Nicholas Mathus of Flanders has found his niche, and how ironic that his passion for history stems from his very own past.   Determined to share history with others and preserve our nation’s past, Nick follows in the footsteps of his father and grandfather (also named Nick) whose love for history is much the same. Since he was three years old, Nick has visited more than 80 historic sites and videotaped their significance, all with the help from his father Glenn Mathus.   The fourteen year old is known as “Nick
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Matza Factory Adds Spice And Crunch To Jewish Educational Experience

Most kids who celebrate Passover know that matza is flat unleavened bread that comes out of a box and they eat it for eight days. But some kids last month got the inside scoop of how the traditional bread is prepared from stalks of wheat, to rolling out the dough, marking holes in each wafer and taking the finished piece right from the oven. About 30 kids, ages three to twelve, from the surrounding area attended a Model Matza Bakery at the Madison Area YMCA on Sun., March 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event was sponsored by
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Hopatcong Students Participate In Kindness Challenge

With all of the negativity and harmful things that occur in the world, many would wonder what happened to treating each other with respect? Well, Hopatcong students recently learned the greatest gift in life is giving, not receiving, when they participated for the first time in the Great Kindness Challenge from Feb. 9 -13.   The challenge was one week dedicated to creating a culture of kindness in each Hopatcong school. All students received a GKC checklist with 50 kind deeds to conquer. The students also collected more than 25 pounds of pop tabs for the New Jersey Ronald McDonald
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