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Give Thanks To U.S. Military With Paver Purchase For Walkway

Give Thanks To U.S. Military With Paver Purchase For Walkway   by Cheryl Conway     With Veterans Day just passed and Thanksgiving next week, there is no better time to show appreciation of the men and women who have served in the United States Military and to be thankful for freedom.   One way to show that appreciation, recognize, honor and give thanks to a loved one who served or is serving in the military, is to buy a paver for the new Patriot’s Walkway being built at the All Veteran’s Memorial at Turkey Brook Park in Budd Lake.
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12th Annual Festival of Trees

12th Annual Festival of Trees By Kate Halse The 12TH annual Festival of Trees is being sponsored this holiday season by the Senior Resource Center in Chester.  There are around 75 lighted and decorated trees on display during the festival, which runs from December 6th through13th at The Barn at Highlands Ridge Park in Chester.  Each year, trees are donated and decorated by members of the community.  Families, business owners and volunteers work together with participants from the Senior Resource Center to decorate the trees. Jim Hackett, director of the Senior Resource Center, notes that this event would not be possible without the help and generosity
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Every minute of every day, someone needs blood

Every minute of every day, someone needs blood Help Turn Black Friday into Red Friday! (Get it? Red Blood Cells, Red Friday!) Sign up to donate at the November 28th, 2014 Blood Drive:   Organized by Long Valley Scouts (Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Venturing Crews) American Red Cross Blood Drive Friday, November 28th, 2014 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Long Valley First Aid Squad 70 East Mill Road Long Valley, NJ 07853   go to http://www.redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment You will first have to create a user name and password, then you can sign up by searching the sponsor
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Jack O Lantern Contest at the LV Green Market

Jack O Lantern Contest at the LV Green Market   LONG VALLEY, NJ- Visit the Long Valley Green Market and enjoy all that our local organic farmers, artisans and vendors have to offer. Choose from locally grown fruit and vegetables, fresh eggs, homemade pasta, grass-fed beef, hand made empanadas, artisan bread, pickles, honey, imported olive oil, delicious desserts and so much more! Looking for a perfect gift or maybe a little something for you? With a variety of skilled artists, LVGM has everything from handcrafted jewelry to spa products, photography and pottery. Meet your friends, bring your family and join
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CHESTER HOLDS HUGE, FESTIVE DANCE; WASHINGTON TWP’S DROP BOX FOR UNUSED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS MAKES COMMUNITY SAFER

  CHESTER HOLDS HUGE, FESTIVE DANCE; WASHINGTON TWP’S DROP BOX FOR UNUSED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS MAKES COMMUNITY SAFER By Ejvind Boccolini       Washington Township Administrator Andrew Coppola told The Black River News earlier this month that the township has a new drop box at the police department headquarters where residents can discard their unused prescription drugs, which will help reduce the abuse of these substances.      “The Washington Township Police Department, in conjunction with The Morris County Sheriff’s Office, now provides a free Medicine Drop Box for public use in the lobby of Police Headquarters,” he said.      He added that,
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EMD Hosts Saltopia


EMD Hosts Saltopia It was an informative evening at the October meeting of the EMD (Evening Membership Department of the LVWC). They started with a serene presentation by Kimarie Santiago, the owner of Saltopia. Saltopia is a family owned and run business. Kimarie is the founder who works side by side with her husband, Michael to infuse a variety of ingredients from local farms with natural sea salts. Using only naturally harvested sea salts from all over the world, they use dry or dehydrated ingredients. The properties and chemistry of the infusion not only adds rich flavors but help all
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Christmas for Kids

Christmas for Kids – December 13, 9:00- 12:00 Oh Come Let Us Adore Him!  An invitation is extended to children from 3-14 to celebrate the birth of the newborn King.  Our Christmas for Kids celebration will include Bible stories, games, songs, and snacks! The program runs from 9 to Noon on Saturday, December 13.  Registration begins at 8:45 AM.  Join us at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 40 Coleman Road, Long Valley, NJ. Sign up by visiting www.immanuelnj.net. If you would like more information, please call the church at 908-867-7179 or e-mail churchoffice@immanuelnj.net.  There is no cost to you, but donations to our food pantry will be accepted.  Hope to see
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Chester Lions Club

Chester Lions Club   New Locations have been added to our list of Eyeglass/Hearing Aid collection boxes.  The very foundation of Lionism is eyesight conservation.  One of the most important aspects of  eyesight conservation is collection of used glasses to help those in need.  The World Health Organization estimates that the eyesight of one-fourth of the world’s  population can be improved by the use of corrective lenses. Used glasses and hearing aids may recycled at the following locations:   Long Valley Municipal Building, Schooley’s Mountain Road, Long Valley, NJ Schooley’s Mountain Fire House, Schooley’s Mountain Road, Long Valley, NJ Long Valley
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Chester Lionesses at work with SAFE in Hunterdon

Chester Lionesses at work with SAFE in Hunterdon The above picture was taken 10/22/14 at SAFE in Hunterdon County an organization which is working to empower individuals and their families affected by domestic violence and sexual assault.  The staff and volunteers at SAFE in Hunterdon County seek to educate both victims and abusers in an attempt to break the cycle of violence. The following services are provided:  24 Hour Hotline, Emergency Safe and Traditional Housing, Legal Advocacy, Individual and Group Counseling, Community Education Programs on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, and Peace: A Learned Solution (PALS) which provides children with a
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