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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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Verona Man Rescues Child Slaves In Ghana

Verona Man Rescues Child Slaves In Ghana By Cheryl Conway There is no breaking the chain in a Verona man’s efforts to end child slavery in Ghana, West Africa. It has been nine years since Evan Robbins, 50, of Verona has been dedicated to “rescuing, rehabilitating and rejuvenating” child slaves. Since 2006, Robbins has rescued 51 children and is caring for 73 through a social worker in Ghana. In 2011, he started his non-profit organization, Breaking The Chain Through Education (BTCTE), Inc. Although child trafficking is illegal worldwide, there are more trafficked people today than in any other time in
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Comfort Project Treats Mind And Spirit For Those Battling Cancer

Comfort Project Treats Mind And Spirit For Those Battling Cancer By Cheryl Conway No matter the stage, a little bit of comfort goes a long way for victims and family members fighting cancer, from diagnosis to treatment. Hyla Weiss and Suzanne Unger, both of Livingston, Jodi Bloom of Short Hills and several others can relate to this all to well and have formed a non-profit group called Comfort Project 360. As partners with Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Short Hills, Comfort Project 360 was established about eighteen months ago and has already made great strides. The purpose of Comfort Project
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Ten Years Later- Millburn Clock Remains Iconic As Meeting Place

Ten Years Later- Millburn Clock Remains Iconic As Meeting Place By Cheryl Conway Who would think that the person who donated the giant street clock in downtown Millburn would lose track of time? David Stone of Short Hills, owner of Nancy and David Fine Jewels in Millburn, cannot believe it has been 10 years since he and his wife, Nancy, have donated the 16-foot high Millburn clock to the township on the corner of Main and Essex streets. The clock was installed and dedicated on May 23, 2005. For the past decade, ‘The Clock Plaza’ has proved to be an oasis within the
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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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