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Intro To Flowers

Children ages five through twelve will be introduced to a flower in the Washington Township Recreation “Let’s Bloom Together” program.  Through fun and interactive lesson, they will learn how to care for that flower.  Finally, they will plant the flower in a terracotta pot which they will decorate and take home.  Let’s Bloom Together is scheduled for Tuesday, April 21, from 4:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m. at Washington Township Senior Center, Long Valley. A non-refundable fee of $6 is due before April 14. For more information, contact the recreation office at (908) 876-5941; email recreation@wtmorris.net; or visit www.wtmorris.org.
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Upcoming Edible Book Festival

The Edible Book Festival is a free, open to the public, event, sponsored by the Food for Thought Cookbook Club of the Washington Twp. Public Library, Long Valley,  in celebration of National Library Week. It will take place on Sat., April 11, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Judging from the public will take place from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Awards and prizes and eating of entries will take place after 2 p.m. What is the Edible Book Festival?  Around April 1, bibliophiles, book artists, and food lovers around the world gather to celebrate the book arts and the (literal!) ingestion
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Lions Offer Scholarships

The Chester Lions Club will be accepting applications for its annual scholarship initiative.  Interested high school seniors maintaining residence in the towns of Chester, Mendham and Washington townships are eligible to apply for numerous scholarship opportunities offered by the Chester Lions Club.  The awards will be based on academic success, school and community activities and leadership skills.  Extenuating circumstances, financial and otherwise, will be considered as well. The scholarships will be available for college, county college and recognized trade schools and are open to both public and private school seniors. Applications will be available at West Morris Central, West Morris
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Instead Of Swimming, Budd Lake Revamped For Fishing And Boating

Instead Of Swimming, Budd Lake Revamped For Fishing And Boating By Cheryl Conway Instead of swimming in Budd Lake this summer, sign up for boating or try catching smallies, bigmouth bass or tiger muskies. Used as a summer resort since the late 1800s with lifeguards provided since the 1960s, Budd Lake Beach will be closing its waters for public swimming as an organized program through Mt. Olive Township recreation this summer. Although swimming will still be allowed, there will no longer be swimming programs offered or lifeguards on duty.  Instead, township officials are redirecting their interests in redeveloping Budd Lake
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Book Fair Honors Boyís Life Cut Short, Fills Wish List For Others

Book Fair Honors Boyís Life Cut Short, Fills Wish List For Others By Cheryl Conway For the past eight years, Scott and Deb Millard of Randolph have been celebrating the birthday of their son Connor by hosting a book sale in his honor. Connor died on Sept. 18, 2007 at the age of eight from complications of a life-threatening disease called HLH, hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis. To celebrate the life of their son and honor his love for books, the Millards host a book fair every year on his birthday to give gifts to other children faced with life-shortening health care issues.
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WMCH Presents “Urinetown”

This spring, students at West Morris Central High School will perform Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis’s Tony Award-winning musical, Urinetown. Set in a Gotham-like city, Urinetown tells the story of a terrible water shortage caused by a 20-year drought. In response to the water deficiency, the government institutes a ban on private toilets, and, as a result, the citizens use public amenities regulated by a single malevolent company which profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Amid the people emerges a hero, Bobby Strong, who plans a revolution in order to lead his fellow poor and
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Washington Twp Library Events

  Tues., March 1, 7 p.m. – Planning Your Vegetable Garden “Vegetable gardening is alive and well in Morris County and growing in popularity. Who doesn’t want to shirk the food budget, or to live a healthier life through exercise and nutrition or just to enjoy working with Mother Nature? This talk discusses the key issues and choices in planning, planting and caring for your garden. It begins with advice on determining the best location and leads into seed selection, and takes you through all the tasks and issues for the entire growing season.” Presented by Rutgers Master Gardener Stan Nathanson.
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Trip To See Play Scheduled

  Washington Township Recreation is sponsoring a trip to see “The Fox on the Fairway” on Sat., May 2, to be performed at the Hunterdon Hills Playhouse, departing Washington Twp. Senior Center at 10 a.m. and returning about 3:30 p.m.   Each participant needs to obtain a trip form that includes meal selection and travel waiver information from the Washington Township Senior Center or from the township website, www.wtmorris.org.  Send the completed form with your check for $55 resident, $60 nonresident. If a minimum of twenty participants is not obtained the price will need to be adjusted, so hurry and ask a friend to join in
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Yoga Classes Offered

  Tired of the cold weather? Come and relax with our Yoga classes now forming for our spring season and get in shape for the summertime. Spring (chair/mat) Yoga is a nine week program and will be held on Wed., from April 1-May 27, at Washington Township Senior Center for ages 13-99.  Classes held from 1 p.m.-2 p.m. use chair and mat.  Classes held from 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. is a mat only class.  Both classes have a non-refundable fee of $95.  Space is limited so register no later than March 24. For more information contact the recreation office at (908) 876-5941; email recreation@wtmorris.net; or visit our website
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Lecture Series Returns To Library

The Friends of the Washington Township Public Library returns a lecture series, Lifetime Learning, to the library. The adult enrichment program will run from March 20 through May 29. The program offers lecture series by experts from various area colleges and universities. Each series consists of four classes. The cost is $25 for each series. The program is underwritten by the Friends of the Washington Township Library. This spring’s program begins with a series entitled “We the People”: History and the Many Sides of U.S. Identity. It will be presented by Dr. Christopher Fisher, associate professor of History, The College
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