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Arc/Morris Still Doing Great Deeds After 60 Years

Arc/Morris Still Doing Great Deeds After 60 Years By Ejvind Boccolini The Arc Morris is a great provider of services for individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities (I/DD), helping them to become as self-sufficient as possible and to become included in their communities as much as possible. For more than 60 years Arc Morris has done this great deed. Last year, the organization celebrated 60 years of service, and earlier this month, Executive Director, Bill Testa, offered some insight on its service. “For over 60 years, The Arc/Morris has envisioned a world in which people with Intellectual and related Developmental Disabilities and
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Mental Health Association Kicks Off Awareness With Send Silence Packing Program

Mental Health Association Kicks Off Awareness With Send Silence Packing Program The Mental Health Association of Morris County (MHAMC), kicks off May is Mental Health Month by hosting Send Silence Packing, a traveling exhibition of 1,100 donated backpacks. These backpacks represent the number of college students lost every year to suicide. This powerful program has been raising awareness of mental health issues among college students since its inception at the National Mall in Washington, DC, in 2008. The program was displayed at the Morristown Green in Morristown on Fri., May 1, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students and
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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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Homeowners And Garden Centers Getting Ready For Spring Gardens

Homeowners And Garden Centers Getting Ready For Spring Gardens Cara Connelly The calendar page has turned to April and the promise of spring is here. After the record breaking winter the region has endured, the birds are finally singing and bulb buds are poking through the newly uncovered grass. Springtime means preparing the yard and gardens to enjoy landscaping all summer long.  Putting in some prep time now by preparing the lawn, controlling weeds and cleaning planting beds to get them ready to become flower or vegetable gardens for another season of blooms and fresh produce will help those enjoy
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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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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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Florham Park Seeking Fire Department Volunteers

Florham Park Seeking Fire Department Volunteers The Florham Park Volunteer Fire Department is actively seeking new members. For more information, contact Fire Chief Jon Young at 973-377-3241 or email at fpvfd@florhamparkboro.net. Please consider becoming a volunteer member.
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Stroller Strides For Total Fitness

Stroller Strides For Total Fitness The Florham Park Recreation Department partners with Stroller Strides to offer a total fitness program for parents and babies. Power walking and intervals of body toning using exercise tubing and the stroller is featured. Taught by certified instructors, it is a great workout for any level. Classes are held on the Emmett Park fitness trail on Mon., Tues., Wed., and Fri., from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. In inclement weather, classes are held at the Livingston Mall. First class is free! To register, visit http://livingston-morris.fit4mom.com. For more information, contact Nikki at nicolec@fit4mom.com  or (203) 253-1757.
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Skin Cancer Screening Event

Skin Cancer Screening Event The Florham Park Health Department plans to sponsor a Skin Cancer Screening event at the Florham Park Pool on May 30 from noon to 2 p.m. by dermatologist Dr. Lisa Hochman. Educational material and give-a-ways will be provided.  Public health nurses will also be present for the event.
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