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SOS- Women And Children Looking For An Angel To Save Shelter

For those who agree “it’s better to give than receive,” there is an opportunity banging on the door of a shelter organization that could help hundreds of women and children who may be left on the street if the mortgage is not paid. Secret Santas may be long gone, but there has to be an angel out there willing to hold the mortgage of Strengthen Our Sisters, a grassroots, community based non-profit, program serving homeless/battered women and children for more than four decades. Faced with mortgage conflicts, the shelter was required to come up with $30,000 by Jan. 15 to
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Two Florham Park Families Raise Money For Pediatric Cancer Research

Two couples from Florham Park have joined the fight against childhood cancer. Chris and Denise Adesso and Andro and Jennifer Buneta host the second annual “Stems and Steins” craft beer and wine and food pairing and silent auction Sat., Feb. 20, at the Park Avenue Club in Florham Park.   All proceeds of the evening’s profits will go directly to pediatric cancer research through Bike with Mike’s Cycle for Survival team. Cycle for Survival is a nation-wide, high-energy indoor team cycling event dedicated to raising money for rare cancer research. Team “Bike with Mike,” started by Dr. Michael La Quaglia,
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Volunteers Needed

New Jersey Blood Services, a division of New York Blood Center, which supplies blood products and services to 60 hospitals throughout the state, is in need of volunteers at blood drives. The blood service volunteer is an integral member of the collection team whose task it is assist donors with registration, escorting and canteen duties, and to watch for post donation reactions. Volunteers should have the ability to relate to the public, be able to perform different jobs as needed and have the willingness to follow the rules. For additional information contact, Manager of Community Relations, R. Jan Zepka at 732-616-8741 or
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Cold Weather Tips For Pets

Pet feels cold too! To keep a pet safe during cold winter months, PAHS shares this information on ways that a pet’s owner can help get them through the winter safely and in good health. Just because pets have fur, that does not mean that it can tolerate long periods of cold. Forcing a pet to stay outside in cold weather could lead to serious health problems and visits to the veterinarian. Just like people, pets who have arthritis and joint issues experience more pain in cold weather. Although every pet reacts to cold weather differently, the best advice is
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Girl Scouts Of Northern New Jersey Sell Cookies The Enhanced Way

Girl Scouts Of Northern New Jersey Sell Cookies The Enhanced Way Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey plans to participate in Digital Cookie 2.0, the latest update to the iconic Girl Scout Cookie Program.  For the first time in 2015, Girl Scouts were able to sell cookies via website or a mobile app.   When the Girl Scout Cookie program launches on Jan 16, local girls will be participating in Digital Cookie 2.0, a more robust, hands-on and entertaining learning experience that includes an enhanced cookie website and new mobile sales technology.   Designed with input from girls, Digital Cooke introduces
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Laughter, The Best Medicine

It is important to incorporate positive emotions and actions during the course of daily activities. An example is the act of laughing – a positive habit that is known to be the best medicine for a joyful, and fulfilling life. This is because life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how to respond to it.   Most people do not take humor seriously enough. New research suggests that patients with cardiovascular disease who have unresolved anger problems may find themselves vulnerable for recurrent heart attacks. On the other hand, when people laugh, their major blood vessels
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Fire Experts Offer Best Practices For Wood Burning During Colder Months

It’s going to be in the 70s on Christmas Day, but the colder weather is eventually going to find its way to Morris County, and many folks will get their fireplaces roaring or kick on their wood stoves or outdoor wood boilers – if they haven’t already on cooler nights. County fire experts are joining with the state Department of Environmental Protection in reminding residents to take some basic and prudent steps to reduce their impact on air quality when burning wood for heat, and to ensure safety. Wood stoves and fireplaces are becoming a very common heat source in
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NCJW Takes Action During February Teen Dating Violence

What is Dating Abuse, and who is doing It? As one student described, “I never forgot about my high school boyfriend after graduation. He haunted me in nightmares even after I moved away and changed my name. I would wake up with the memory of the abuse he inflicted on me, fresh on my mind.” One in three teens experience verbal or physical abuse from a dating partner. Abuse knows no boundaries – it can happen to anyone, anywhere. It is happening right here in our community. There are over 10,000 cases of teen dating abuse reported in NJ every
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Blood Drives Held In Jan.

New Jersey Blood Services has planned the following blood drives which are open to the public.   Tues., Jan. 19, Greater Morristown YMCA, Cedar Knolls, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wed., Jan. 20, St. Francis Health Resort, Denville, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 21, Chatham High School, Chatham, 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 21, Lake Hopatcong Elks 782, Mt. Arlington, 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fri., Jan. 22, Shoprite, Flanders, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sun., Jan. 24, Seventh Day Adventist Church, Dover, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mon., Jan. 25, Shoprite, Succasunna, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Mon., Jan. 25, Knights of Columbus, Netcong, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.   New Jersey Blood Services, a division of New
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Family Promise Opens New Drop In Center, Our Promise

Family Promise Opens New Drop In Center, Our Promise   By Anastasia Marchese   It is difficult to encapsulate the work of Family Promise.   Its mission statement explains it best; “Family Promise of Morris County is a non-sectarian, not-for-profit organization dedicated to ending the crisis of homelessness faced by Morris County families by partnering with other public and private agencies, religious congregations and community volunteers to provide shelter, case management and mentoring services leading to self-sufficiency.”   One of the main ways that Family Promise has served the homeless community in Morris County has been through its interfaith network.
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