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Lioness Club To Learn About Jersey Cares

The Chester Lioness Club plans to meet for dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Thurs., May 5, in the Lamplighter Restaurant in Chester. Liz and Paul Hackett who will discuss the “Operation Jersey Cares Organization as well as the Marine Cares organization.   Liz and her husband, Paul, worked with both organizations before and after retiring from the teaching profession. They enjoy doing volunteer work supporting our military, continually obtaining products for care packages, working on fund raising activities, and developing sewing and cooking projects for volunteers ranging in age from children to senior citizens to benefit our deployed troops and Veterans.  Their motto
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Freeholders Declare Red Cross Month And Recognize Volunteers

Freeholders Declare Red Cross Month And Recognize Volunteers The Morris County Freeholders have proclaimed March 2016 as American Red Cross Month in Morris County, asking residents to recognize and thank “Everyday Heroes’’ – the selfless Red Cross volunteers and donors who give of their time and resources to help the community. “The Red Cross responds to disasters big and small; and, in fact, every eight minutes the organization responds to a community disaster by providing shelter, food, emotional support and other necessities to those affected,’’ said Freeholder Director Kathy DeFillippo. The proclamation was issued at the March 9 freeholder meeting
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MUA Reaches Record Mark In Discarded Tires, Many Found In Mt. Olive

MUA Reaches Record Mark In Discarded Tires, Many Found In Mt. Olive Morris County’s mosquito control crews this winter passed the 60,000 mark in the collection of illegally discarded or abandoned tires, which are found mostly in difficult-to-get-to wooded and swampy areas in all sections of the county, creating perfect breeding grounds for millions of mosquitoes that wreak havoc on picnics and baseball games and walks through nature in Morris County each year. That total of 60,346 and counting dates back to 2001 when the tire collection program began, in concert with the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority, which helps
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County Offers Wrap Recycling Program To Boat Owners

County Offers Wrap Recycling Program To Boat Owners Morris County’s annual boat shrink-wrap program is being conducted once again to give boaters and marina owners a program that allows them to protect the environment while caring for their vessels. The eighth annual joint Morris County MUA and Park Commission shrink wrap recycling program will be held at Lee’s Marina County Park in Mount Arlington, on Lake Hopatcong until June 13. The Park Commission will have a specially marked roll-off collection container for boat shrink-wrap at Lee’s Marina, located at 443 Howard Boulevard, Mount Arlington. Plastic shrink-wrap is a popular and
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Spanky Looking To Be By One’s Side

Spanky Looking To Be By One’s Side Meet Spanky from Eleventh Hour Rescue.  Spanky is a white Shepherd mix about five years old and weighs 70 pounds. He is affectionately known as Spanky McSpankster by his closest friends at the kennel.  This playful guy thought he had found his forever home but was returned after a year and a half because he was not getting along with the other dog in the house.  Spanky is a handsome and fun loving dog that is very well mannered.  He is housebroken and is good with people of all ages. Spanky is a gentle
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Recycling Emphasized Through Statewide Poetry Contest

Recycling Emphasized Through Statewide Poetry Contest The State Department of Environmental Protection is seeking young writers in grades four through six to contribute poems focusing on their thoughts about recycling across the state, including in Morris County. The winning poets will be invited to participate in an awards ceremony later this year. Entries must be postmarked no later than June 3. “It is important to get our young people involved in recycling, to instill them at a young age with the understanding of how recycling benefits the environment, allows reuse of materials and improves the quality of life in our
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Church To Host Presentation On Refugee Crises

Church To Host Presentation On Refugee Crises On Thurs., April 21, at 7 p.m., at St. Peter’s Church in Morristown, Will Haney, associate director, External Relations, Immigration and Refugee Program of Church World Services (CWS) plans to speak on How to Support Refugees in New Jersey. We are facing the worst refugee crisis since World War II.  Every five seconds a person is displaced in the world today.  World-wide 60 million people are displaced. More than four million Syrians are now refugees, seeking safety in countries across the Middle East, Europe and the United States.  Another eight million are displaced
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Lou Vanaria From A Bronx Tale Headlines Annual Rock Out Lung Cancer Benefit

Lou Vanaria From A Bronx Tale Headlines Annual Rock Out Lung Cancer Benefit Actor-Singer-Songwriter Lou Vanaria from the 1990s movie favorite “A Bronx Tale” will emcee and perform at the fourth annual “Rock Out Lung Cancer” event on Sun., April 24 at Calandra’s Il Vecchio Cafe in Caldwell. Vanaria will headline an all-star North Jersey lineup that includes A Cappella Group “Cool Change;” Singing Police Officer Tommy Scala from “America’s Got Talent;” and local favorite Singer/Songwriter John Monnecka. “Lung cancer isn’t just a Bronx tale,” Vanaria said. “From Manhattan to Long Island, Staten Island to New Jersey, lung cancer is
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Senior Softball Players Sought

Senior Softball Players Sought Senior Slow Pitch softball players wanted: come and discuss how to join the league. Players needed for every age and playing level. Games are played Tuesday or Saturday mornings, or week nights. The group is looking for players ages 50 to 80. Check out www.northjerseyseniormenssoftballleague.com for more information; or call Gene Stracco at 973-229-4910; genestracco@optimum.net.
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United Way Offers Free Tax Filing Website

United Way Offers Free Tax Filing Website Area residents can file their taxes for free online through MyFreeTaxes.com, the first free national online tax preparation program. A safe, easy way to file state and federal taxes, MyFreeTaxes is free for anyone earning $62,000 or less. Residents earning more than $62,000 can use the site at a discounted rate. United Way of Northern New Jersey is encouraging those who fall below the ALICE line – households earning above the poverty level, but less than what it takes to afford the basics – to take advantage of this free service this tax
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