Archives for Area News

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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Upcoming Library Events

The Washington Twp. Public Library in Long Valley is offering a Kids for Kindness: Tech Help, Thurs., Feb. 19, at 4:30 p.m. Come and join us for an afternoon of technology help. Bring your smart phones, tablets and/or cameras and we will help you figure them out!  Register online at www.wtpl.org. At 7 p.m., Building a Confident Retirement, will be presented by Keith A. Smith, Financial Advisor –Certified Financial Planner™ Professional, hosted By: Smith & Associates, a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial, Inc. Are you feeling confident about retirement? With the markets and economy changing all the time, you
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Coalition For Healthy and Safe Communities Luncheon

Warren County Prosecutor Richard Burke, Hope Ranalli, SAC Counselor at Warren Hills Middle School, and Covanta Energy in Oxford were among the honorees at the first annual Coalition For Healthy and Safe Communities Recognition Luncheon held on Jan. 21 at the Inn at Millrace Pond. In addition, the Hackettstown Municipal Alliance, Belvidere High School students Javan Viola, Kenny Kane, Diandra Molion and Melody Ciraky (who designed anti-drinking posters in a contest held earlier this year), James Seng of St. Luke’s Hospital, and former Express-Times reporter Matt Bultman were also recognized. The event was sponsored by St. Luke’s. The Coalition for
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The Morris County Historical Society Offers Holiday Events at the Oak Leaf Gallery Gift Shop

The Morris County Historical Society Offers Holiday Events at the Oak Leaf Gallery Gift Shop   Looking for that perfect holiday gift? The Morris County Historical Society announces that its popular Oak Leaf Gallery Gift Shop is again available for private shopping events this holiday season. Groups as well as individuals are invited to shop during regular day-time hours (Mondays through Fridays from 9 am to 4 pm, and Sundays, from 1 to 4 pm), or can arrange a convenient evening appointment by calling 973-267-3465, now through Sunday, December 21st. Proceeds from the gift shop sales directly benefit the MCHS
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“Be A Santa To A Senior

Home Instead Senior Care of Warren and Hunterdon Counties is in full swing with their 11th annual “Be A Santa To A Senior” program. “Be a Santa To A Senior” is Home Instead Senior Care’s nationwide gift-giving and companionship initiative. This year we are very excited to add a new twist to our program, “Be A Santa To A Veteran”. We have partnered with Veteran’s Haven North, so when you see a tag with an American Flag or a Red Star, you will be purchasing a gift for a veteran.   Veteran’s Haven North is a transitional housing program for homeless
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IN HACKETTSTOWN, TIGER MARCHING BAND ALUMNI GET ENGAGED ON MORRISON FIELD

IN HACKETTSTOWN, TIGER MARCHING BAND ALUMNI GET ENGAGED ON MORRISON FIELD By Ejvind Boccolini You’d think it was Valentine’s Day due to the romantic vibe in Hackettstown. Two Hackettstown High School graduates, David Roome and Kelly DiFranco, got engaged at Morrison Field in late October during a Tiger Marching Band rehearsal.  David Roome and Kelly DiFranco, who are also former marching band members at the high school, will set a date for their wedding soon. Roome, a ‘95 graduate, and DiFranco, a ’94 graduate, had some help from Hackettstown High School Band Boosters President Crystal Cottrill, a ‘95 graduate of
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