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Waterloo Canal Day

Canal Society of New Jersey presents Waterloo Canal Day at Waterloo Village in Stanhope, on Sat., June 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.;  rain date, Sun., June 28. This year’s Waterloo Canal Day will feature a wide range of activities for the whole family all centered around Waterloo Village, a restored 19th century Morris Canal town. The Canal Society of NJ will bring the village back to life with canal boat rides, live music, tours and demonstrations. Many of the historic buildings will be open including Smith’s Canal store and a working water powered gristmill. The building will be staffed
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Essex Residents Outstanding Senior Citizens Awards

Essex Residents Outstanding Senior Citizens Awards Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. presented Essex County residents with Outstanding Senior Citizen Awards, during the 40th Annual Senior Citizen Luncheon at The Chandelier in Belleville on Thurs., May 7. Approximately 200 Essex County seniors attended the annual celebration, which recognized members of Essex County’s various senior clubs for their dedication and commitment to the program. “Congratulations to our Senior Club members who are being recognized today,” DiVincenzo said. “Whether you offered a kind word for your fellow members, gave a ride to someone who needs transportation, organized a trip or served as
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Thousands Attend Essex County Annual Job Fair

Thousands Attend Essex County Annual Job Fair Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. (second from
right) announced that over 3,000 residents attended the 2015 Essex County
Job Fair hosted by the Essex County Department of Economic Development,
Training & Employment on Thurs., May 21. Prior to the start of the
event, the DiVincenzo, Freeholder Wayne Richardson (third from left) and NJ
Labor Commissioner Harold Wirths (fourth from left) visited with employers
who were taking resumes. Here they meet with representatives from LiUNA,
Laborers Local 55. (Photo by Paul Brown)
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Celebrate 110th Anniversary Of Essex County Anderson Park

Celebrate 110th Anniversary Of Essex County Anderson Park Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr.
(center) joined with the Friends of Anderson Park to celebrate the 110th
anniversary of Essex County Anderson Park on Sun., May 17. Joining him at the tree planting are (from left) are Lisa Renner,from the Friends of Anderson Park; Montclair Councilors William Hurlock and Robin Schlager; Mayor Robert Jackson; Scott Kevelson from the Friends of Anderson Park; Girl Scout Dana Oscar from Troop 22915; Eagle Scout John
Macksoud;Boy Scout Spencer Uri from Troop 13; Deputy Mayor Bob Russo and
Freeholder Vice President Brendan Gill. The free afternoon event was
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Seniors Awarded For Writing Contest

Seniors Awarded For Writing Contest The writing talents of eight Essex County residents were recognized during the Annual Essex County Senior Legacies Writing Contest Celebration Luncheon on Wed., May 27. The Legacies Writing Contest encourages Essex senior citizens to write essays about the people and events that have influenced their lives. “Our Senior Citizen Legacies Writing Contest is a unique way for our older population to share their life’s stories and describe the people and events that helped to shape their lives,” DiVincenzo said. “Our seniors’ stories make you laugh and they touch your heart. They provide us with a
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Essex County Legend Awards Presented

Essex County Legend Awards Presented Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and the Essex County Division of Senior Services hosted the Ninth Annual Essex County Older Americans Heritage Month Celebration on  Mon., May 18, in the Essex County LeRoy F. Smith, Jr. Public Safety Building in Newark. May is recognized as National Older Americans Month. During the ceremony, DiVincenzo presented Essex County Legends Awards to a few Essex County senior citizens in the New View Media coverage area. West Orange resident Beverly L. Oliphant, a retired PSE&G employee who has volunteered her time as the editor of the Essex
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Record Number Participate In Spring Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Record Number Participate In Spring Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. (center)
looks over some of the items collected during the Essex County Household
Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Sat., May 2, with Essex County
Utilities Authority Executive Director Elmer Hermann (left) and Jim
Monticello from MXI from Langhorne, Pa. The spring event was an opportunity
for Essex County residents to dispose of pesticides, motor oil, paint,
fluorescent light bulbs and other household materials in an environmentally
friendly way. A record 1,711 residents brought material to be recycled at
the event, which was organized by the Essex County Utilities Authority. (Photo by Glen Frieson)
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Volunteers Needed

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
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Keynote Speakers Noted For Morristown Festival Of Books

Keynote Speakers Noted For Morristown Festival Of Books Morristown Festival of Books kicks off its second year with award-winning, husband-and-wife team Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Kristof and WuDunn, the first married couple to win a Pulitzer Prize for journalism, will be the Keynote Speakers for Morristown Festival of Books set for the weekend of Oct. 2-3. Tickets are available now for the Keynote Address on Fri., Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m., at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, and return on Sat., Oct. 3 for the all-day free events featuring more than 25 other prominent authors. Call the Mayo box office at 973- 539-8008 to
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Flood Control Solutions For Property Owners


Flood Control Solutions For Property Owners Raritan Headwaters Association (RHA) is on a mission to protect clean water in the north and south branch region of the Raritan River. For more than 55 years, its goal has been to protect the water families rely on every day. One of the greatest threats to water is contamination from storm water runoff and flooding. Individual property owners can help alleviate these problems. Even owners of small pieces of property can help prevent flooding through the use of a rain garden. What is a rain garden? It is a low-lying vegetated depression, typically
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