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Mardi Gras Raised Money for Sandy Relief

Mardi Gras Raised Money for Sandy Relief By Elsie Walker It was Mardi Gras Sunday!  The sounds of jazz filled the Fellowship Hall and sanctuary of the Stanhope United Methodist Church in late February.  Worship at the Netcong church included an upbeat tempo provided by some local musicians; while before and after in the Fellowship Hall, a fundraising breakfast filled up those who attended with a hearty breakfast and toe-tapping music. This third annual Mardi Gras- themed Sunday raised $400 for Hurricane Sandy Relief. The idea for a Mardi Gras was the brainchild of Scott Lefurge of Byram. After Hurricane
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Authentic Irish Music At Centenary

 Authentic, Joyous Irish Music…. traditional with a touch of chamber music and music hall will fill the Centenary Stage Company’s Sitnik Theatre on Sat., March 14 at 8 p.m. with Colcannon, a distinctive, inventive, and contemporary musical style while still keeping in firm touch with the heart and essence of traditional Irish music.  Colcannon plays Irish music with panache, warmth and wit.  With eight critically acclaimed recordings, performances from coast to coast, a Parent’s Choice Award winning CD ‘The Pooka and the Fiddler’, and their Emmy Award winning PBS special, “Colcannon in Concert”, their ageless songs and fine musicianship transport audiences
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Centenary College Career Fair

The Career Center at Centenary College will host a Career Fair Wed., March 11, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the David and Carol Lackland Center at Centenary College. Fifty-seven local, regional and national employers are planning to attend.  Job seekers will be able to establish direct connections with the various companies represented. This opportunity is available to students of the local community colleges, as well as the general public. Professional attire is required. Some of the participating employers include Michael Kors, Cintas, IRS – Criminal Investigations Unit, Paterson Public Schools, Enterprise, NJ Transit and many more.  A full list of participating
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Civil Rights Documentary Set

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965, Voice Of The Faithful New Jersey plans to present a documentary and discussion on Selma: Crossing The Bridge, on Sun., March 15, at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Morristown. The Civil Rights Act outlawing discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin became law in 1964, but it was soon evident that further legislation was vital to insure that all citizens could exercise their right to vote. Selma, AL., a town of about 14,000 people in 1965, had less than 300 registered voters because of the difficult battery
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Young Audience Series At Centenary

A family favorite returns to the Centenary Stage Company’s Young Audiences Series on Sat., March 14, at 11 a.m., in the Little Theatre located on the campus of Centenary College.  If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, based on the popular children’s book written by Laura Joffe Numeroff is a story about a young child whose run ragged by an energetic little mouse with cookies and milk on the brain. Children and the young at heart can enjoy a live performance of a story that has endured for over 25 years. To purchase tickets or to find more information visit www.centenarystageco.org
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Pharmaceutical Industry and Malpractice Topic Of Author Visit

Author Bill Powers’ debut title, The Pharm House shares a story involving the pharmaceutical industry and malpractice of epic proportions.  In this suspenseful thriller, Powers investigates the underworld of the international pharmaceutical industry, which includes unscrupulous activities at the hands of corporate lieges traversing the planet and seducing young women while soliciting, marketing, manufacturing and selling legalized addiction under the guise of medicinal purpose!  The scenes are seamy and torrid as well as realistic and matter of fact.   Powers will be on hand at the Morristown & Morris Township Library to discuss his book on Wed., March 4, at 7
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Lioness Club Hosts Gala Evening

The Chester Lioness Club is sponsoring a “Gala Evening at the Show” on Fri., Feb. 27, at 8 p.m., at the Black River Playhouse, in Chester. The featured show will be the spirited comedy, “End Days” written by Deborah Zoe Laufer. The plot is about 16 year old Rachel Stein who is having a bad year. Her father has been in his pajamas since the 9/11 attack; her mother has begun a close personal relationship with Jesus; her new neighbor, a teenage Elvis impersonator, has fallen for her hard; and, the apocalypse is coming Wednesday. All make for a hilarious performance by the Chester Theater
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Networking Event At Centenary

The Career Center at Centenary College will host a “Working the Room” Networking Event with Ronald Jackowitz at 6 p.m., Thurs., Feb. 26,  in the President’s Circle Room in the David and Carol Lackland Center in Hackettstown. Jackowitz has served as an Adjunct Instructor at Centenary College since the 1979-1980 Academic Year. In 1987, he received the Kobert Award for Distinguished Teaching in the evening/weekend division. “This is an excellent opportunity for individuals in the community to learn about effective networking, which is a very important skill,” says Josh Walker, Director of Career Services at Centenary College. “There are currently some open spots for people in the community
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Wizards Game Coming To Mt. Olive

Buy your tickets now for an evening of tricks, hoops and alley-oops set for Thurs., March 12, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Mt. Olive High School. The Harlem Wizards will be playing against Moore’s Marauders, a team featuring Mt. Olive teachers, principals, students and even the mayor. Being held for the first time, Chester M. Stephen’s SCA is sponsoring the family-fun filled fundraising event. The event will also feature tricky tray raffles, 50/50 raffle, Wizards’ merchandise, concessions, and door prizes such as an I-pad Mini, Stem camp and indoor water-park passes. Swoop, one of the Harlem Wizards visited students
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Centenary Presents If You Give a Moose A Muffin

  The Centenary Stage Company presents If You Give a Moose a Muffin on Sat., Feb. 21, at 11 a.m., in the Little Theater on the Campus of Centenary College.  In this hilarious music-filled play, a young girl entertains a gregarious moose by giving him a muffin.  If a big hungry moose wants a muffin, he’ll surely wan some jam to go with it.  So begins the comic complications of an adventure that will delight young audience members! If You Give a Moose a Muffin is part of the Young Audience Series third Saturday Festival presented by the Centenary Stage
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