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Church of the Incarnation Choir to Play St. Luke’s Hope

The Church of the Incarnation Choir from  Jersey City will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, High Street, Hope. The concert is part of the Music at St. Luke’s concert series. The Church of the Incarnation celebrated its 103rd Anniversary last December and hopes to celebrate many more anniversaries in large part due to its vibrant music ministry under the direction of its Minister of Music, lyric soprano and conductor Gail Blache-Gill. The Choir has developed a repertoire of many music genres including gospel, spirituals, classical, Latin and jazz and regularly welcomes guest vocalists
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Apraxia Awareness Day

Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is a speech disorder that seriously interferes with a child’s ability to develop clear speech. CAS makes it difficult or impossible for an affected child to plan the movements of the lips, tongue, jaw, etc. that are needed for speech. Children with CAS generally have a good understanding of language – they know what they want to say – but have difficulty learning or carrying out the complex movements that underlie speech. Apraxia is one of the most severe of childhood speech and communication disorders. Wednesday, May 14, 2014 marks the second annual Apraxia Awareness
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KNUFFLE BUNNY: A Cautionary Musical opens at The Growing Stage

The Growing Stage – The Children’s Theatre of New Jersey, located in the Historic Palace Theatre on Route 183 in Netcong, New Jersey is proud to present the final main stage show of their 32nd season, KNUFFLE BUNNY: A CAUTIONARY MUSICAL from April 19th through May 18th with performances Friday evenings at 7:30 PM, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 4:00 PM. We will have a special opening day performance on Saturday, April 19th at 1:00PM.   Based on the beloved Caldecott Honor-winning picture book by Mo Willems, this musical features script and lyrics by six time Emmy Winner Mo Willems and
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Finding Organizing Bliss For Spring

An organized home is a comfortable place where you are able to find what you need and can feel proud.  A place where all items are meaningful and useful. Disorganized spaces and clutter lead to feeling stressed, overwhelmed, anxious and antsy.  Conversely, the feelings people have when they are in a tidy, uncluttered environment are those of happiness, calm, balance and peace. It is so important for our wellbeing that we pare down our belongings, only buying what we need and love, and re purposing and donating what we don’t need. As an organizer, my goal is to help people
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ABILITIES CELEBRATES 40TH ANNIVERSARY; OFFERS GREAT SUPPORT SYSTEM TO DISABLED INDIVIDUALS IN MORRIS, WARREN COUNTIES AND BEYOND

“WORKERS AT ABILITIES OF NORTHWEST NEW JERSEY ARE EFFECIENTLY COMPLETING JOBS FOR LOCAL/REGIONAL SCHOOLS AND CORPORATIONS WITH THEIR ELECTRONICS RECYCLING PROGRAMS, SCREEN PRINTING SERVICES, AND RELABELING OR ASSEMBLY SERVICES, AMONG MANY OTHERS.” A regional non-profit agency is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, after making great strides with respect to helping out disabled individuals in our community. This agency, Abilities of Northwest New Jersey, has provided greater hope and independence to these individuals over the 40 years and continues to create new, cutting- edge programs to build upon their great cause. We celebrate the success of this non-profit agency now, and we
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Free singing lessons for men of all ages

If you’re a man who likes to sing in the shower or the car, or if you’ve sung in a school chorus, a community theater musical or your church choir, now you can turn your love of singing into a great hobby. The Morris Music Men will teach you how. “Give us six Tuesday evenings,” says the group’s musical director, Nate Barrett, “and we’ll give you the skills you need to experience all the fun of solo or group singing.” The course, called “Ready, Set, Sing!” is taught by Barrett. Both beginning and experienced singers are welcome and all learning
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Cats-Only Boarding Facility or Animal Hospital—Which Choice Is the Best Choice?

With the summer right around the corner, it is time to make those vacation plans for you and your pets. But where should you board your cats? For most people, there are two choices: an animal hospital or a boarding facility. The animal hospital option is best if your cat is ill or you are in fear of a medical situation. Your vet can give insulin shots and fluids under the skin, can watch for diabetic shock, and can treat other serious conditions a boarding facility cannot. An animal hospital is equipped to handle more serious medical problems and has
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Nickelodeon in 1910 Claimed Thomas Edison as the ‘Who’s Who in the Film Game’

by Michele Guttenberger Many think of Thomas Edison as an inventor of the incandescent light bulb or phonograph but, few realize the cultural impact he had for creating the world’s first motion picture studio that still parallels to today’s digital video culture.  The world’s first motion picture studio was built by Thomas Edison in 1893. History also gives credit to Edison’s lead staff engineer William Kennedy Laurie Dickson, who not only helped to develop the motion picture cameras and projectors but also produced these short motion picture films. The most humorous popular videos on YouTube are the antics of cats.
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AGGRESSIVE POTHOLE REPAIR CAMPAIGN UNDERWAY IN MORRIS COUNTY

          Morris County has undertaken an aggressive program to fill the potholes left behind on county-maintained roads by Old Man Winter. The county’s Roads, Bridges and Shade Tree Division has six crews out in force along the 300 miles of county roadways, locating and filling potholes. To assist the workers and to reduce the hazardous driving conditions potholes create for motorists, the Morris County Freeholders added $75,000 to the 2014 capital budget for the purchase of two Hot Boxes to add to the two others purchased by the county in 2013. A Hot Box keeps the
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1st Annual “Color Your World” Art Auction

1st Annual “Color Your World” Art Auction SPONSORED BY THE SUSSEX COUNTY ARTS & HERITAGE COUNCIL AND HOSTED BY PROJECT SELF SUFFICIENCY   In partnership with Project Self Sufficiency, the Sussex County Arts and Heritage Council presents the 1st Annual “Color Your World” Art Auction!  This spectacular event and fundraiser for the Council will take place on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Project Self Sufficiency in Newton, NJ.   Art, wine and food enthusiasts welcome!   This is a unique opportunity to own and collect original works of art while benefiting the Sussex County Arts and Heritage Council.  In addition to the live auction, there
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