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The Morris County Historical Society Offers Holiday Events at the Oak Leaf Gallery Gift Shop

The Morris County Historical Society Offers Holiday Events at the Oak Leaf Gallery Gift Shop   Looking for that perfect holiday gift? The Morris County Historical Society announces that its popular Oak Leaf Gallery Gift Shop is again available for private shopping events this holiday season. Groups as well as individuals are invited to shop during regular day-time hours (Mondays through Fridays from 9 am to 4 pm, and Sundays, from 1 to 4 pm), or can arrange a convenient evening appointment by calling 973-267-3465, now through Sunday, December 21st. Proceeds from the gift shop sales directly benefit the MCHS
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“Be A Santa To A Senior

Home Instead Senior Care of Warren and Hunterdon Counties is in full swing with their 11th annual “Be A Santa To A Senior” program. “Be a Santa To A Senior” is Home Instead Senior Care’s nationwide gift-giving and companionship initiative. This year we are very excited to add a new twist to our program, “Be A Santa To A Veteran”. We have partnered with Veteran’s Haven North, so when you see a tag with an American Flag or a Red Star, you will be purchasing a gift for a veteran.   Veteran’s Haven North is a transitional housing program for homeless
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IN HACKETTSTOWN, TIGER MARCHING BAND ALUMNI GET ENGAGED ON MORRISON FIELD

IN HACKETTSTOWN, TIGER MARCHING BAND ALUMNI GET ENGAGED ON MORRISON FIELD By Ejvind Boccolini You’d think it was Valentine’s Day due to the romantic vibe in Hackettstown. Two Hackettstown High School graduates, David Roome and Kelly DiFranco, got engaged at Morrison Field in late October during a Tiger Marching Band rehearsal.  David Roome and Kelly DiFranco, who are also former marching band members at the high school, will set a date for their wedding soon. Roome, a ‘95 graduate, and DiFranco, a ’94 graduate, had some help from Hackettstown High School Band Boosters President Crystal Cottrill, a ‘95 graduate of
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Annual Tree Lighting

Annual Tree Lighting On Sunday, December 7th, just prior to the Annual Tree Lighting festivities, Netcong Recreation will sponsor a Holiday Parade.  The parade will kick off at 5pm sharp at the corner of College Road and Allen Street. The parade route will continue down Allen Street, across Route 183 onto Main Street, making a left onto Maple Avenue, ending in front of the Fire House. There will be marchers, floats, and decorated fire trucks & police cars.  Come out and line the streets to support our annual holiday parade. There may even be a special visitor at the end
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Free Wood

Free Firewood Well…not quite but now that I have your attention, here is some friendly advice on wood burning and its impact on your neighbors. If you decide to burn wood, always make sure it is dry, split & seasoned wood that has been stored in a covered location preferably off the ground to allow air circulation and carry away moisture. The wood should have been stored at a minimum of six (6) months before use (one year storage yields maximum results). The logs will sound hollow when smacked against another piece of wood. Burning unseasoned wood will create a
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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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November 2014 Adult Programs at the Washington Twp. Public Library

November 2014 Adult Programs at the Washington Twp. Public Library 37 E. Springtown Rd., Long Valley, NJ 07836   908-876-3596 WTPL Knits Tuesday, 11/4/2014 & 11/18/2014 at 1:00 PM Whether you are a beginning or an experienced knitter, come join the fun as we learn together. Please bring your own supplies. We meet the first and third Tuesday of the month in the Meeting Room. NJ Aviators in the Great War Monday, 11/10/2014 at 7:00 PM                             Speaker Michael O’Neal will give a presentation about some New Jersey natives who flew in World War I. Mr. O’Neal’s presentation is a small slice
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The Hackettstown News 10-21-14

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Hopatcong Middle School Classbook Hailed for ‘Superior Quality’

  It’s not often that any middle school’s yearbook is awarded a national honor, but that’s exactly what happened to the 2013 edition of Hopatcong Middle School’s classbook. Walsworth Publishing announced that the book, themed “In the Spotlight,” has been inducted into its “Yearbook Gallery of Excellence.” This distinction is awarded to student publications which consistently demonstrate superior quality, according to Walsworth Publishing.   The selection of HMS’ classbook as a gallery publication recognizes it as high-quality student work. The book will be used by Walsworth as an idea generator for other middle schools at its regional, state and national
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