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Kiddy Kickz Soccer Camp At Harrington Park

Washington Township Recreation week long Kiddy Kickz Soccer Camp to be held at Harrington Park for ages three – five on Aug. 3 – Aug. 7 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. A non-refundable fee of $99 for residents and $109 for non-residents is due before July 27.  On July 28 the fee will increase to $110 for residents and $120 for non-residents. For more information contact the office at (908) 876-5941 or visit www.wtmorris.org
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World Soccer Camp At Harrington Park

Washington Township Recreation week long World Soccer Camp to be held at Harrington Park for ages six – sixteen on Aug. 3 – Aug. 7 from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. A non-refundable fee of $149 for residents and $159 for non-residents is due before July 27, 2015. On July 28th the fee will increase to $160 for residents and $170 for non-residents. For more information contact the office at (908) 876-5941 or visit www.wtmorris.org
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Creative Theater Camp In Long Valley

Washington Township Recreation in Long Valley plans to host the Washington Township Recreation Department Creative Theatre Camp for ages 6-14.  This week-long camp is scheduled for July 27-July 31, from 9 a.m.- noon at the Schooley’s Mountain Firehouse in Long Valley. Ever wanted to star in a self-created play?  Join in this summer, as students learn all about theatre by doing it themselves!  The participants create their own character, plot, props costumes, title, and everything else that’s needed to make the production complete.  Participants get to play the character they always dreamed of! A nonrefundable fee of $100 is required.  For more information contact the
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Washington Township Groovy Girls Camp

One of the most popular summer programs is back by popular demand! Come out for a week full of fun activities for the groovy girls to participate in. Everything from making  jewelry, creative art projects, group games and team challenges, face painting, and glitter tattoos, and much more. To baking and decorating delicious summer treats, to scrapbooking and tie-dye art.  Free time available each day for the girls to work projects of their choice. The event will be the ending to the awesome week of summer fun with a groovy girl party.  Join with a friend, or come and make new
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Washington Township Summer Evening Tennis

Washington Township Summer Evening Tennis program introduces tennis to ages five through fourteen. Groups will be formed based on age and ability. Low student to teacher ratio! Fully certified, and in association with USTA Eastern (United States Tennis Association). Currently there will be two sessions offered for the summer.  First Play Tennis is scheduled for Aug. 10 –Aug. 13 from 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. and will be held at Rock Spring Park Tennis Courts. A non-refundable fee of $119 is due before Aug. 3. On Aug. 4 the fee will increase to $130. For more information contact the office at (908) 876-5941 or visit the website at
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Summer Swimming Safety 101

Summer Swimming Safety 101   By Cara Connelly Summer vacations don’t have to involve trunks and suitcases, sporting equipment or even stopping the mail and newspaper delivery. Staycations are becoming a common term where people enjoy their own neighborhoods and communities during down time. Backyard pools and community pools are great staycation activities and can be a safe and fun experience for all ages. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are three big causes for unintentional drownings for children 14 and younger: lack of swimming ability, lack of barriers and lack of supervision.   To avoid
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Locals Volunteer To Build A Better Life In Guatemala

Locals Volunteer To Build A Better Life In Guatemala Beyond the conditions many can relate to, outside the walls of what’s the norm, exists a world so difficult to imagine unless one visits and reaches out to help. In Guatemala City, 11,000 people- in which 7,000 are kids- live and work inside a garbage dump. “Most survive by picking through the trash to earn less than five dollars a day. Many find their daily food in the dump.” Just when all hopelessness is lost for these human beings living in one of the most impoverished areas , more and more
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Chester’s Black River Middle School Baseball Team Earns Championship

Chester’s Black River Middle School Baseball Team Earns Championship   By Ejvind Boccolini   The Black River Middle School Baseball team – the Bulldogs – simply refused to lose this year.   As a result, they conquered. The team recently won the Morris County Middle School Group III Baseball Championship.   The official title of the tournament is the Greater Morris County Junior School Coaches Association (GMCJSCA) Group III Baseball championship, though it is usually referred to as the Morris County Middle School Group III Baseball tournament. The boys on the Bulldogs were in the age range of 12 to14.
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Tickets Available For Christmas Show Trip

Washington Township Recreation is sponsoring a trip to the Sight & Sound Theatre in Lancaster, PA, to see the “Miracle of Christmas” at 11 a.m. on Dec. 12. Bus leaves the Senior Center at 8 a.m. and will return approximately at 3:30 p.m.   Each participant needs to obtain a “trip form” that includes a boxed lunch selection and travel waiver.  This information can be found at the Washington Township Senior Center, Recreation Office or from township website at www.wtmorris.org.   Non-refundable fee for residents is $105 adults/ $55 for children under 12 yrs., and non-residents $115 for adults/ $65 for children under 12 yrs.  Tickets are
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Two Events Set At Local Shrine

The World Apostolate of Fatima, Our Lady’s Blue Army Shrine located in Washington has scheduled an event, Sat., Aug. 1, “You at Least Try to Console Me.”   “Honor Our Lady’s plea of  Dec. 10, 1925, requesting Five consecutive First Saturdays of Reparation. Blasphemy of  Alienating Children from Devotion to Mary will be explained this month.” Confessions 10 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. Rosary with 15 minute Meditation Fr. R. Murphy; noon Holy Mass/Homilist Fr. Murphy;  2 p.m. Confessions; Outdoor Rosary/Children’s Video; 3 p.m. Divine Mercy Chaplet.  Bring your family and friends. For more information, go to www.bluearmy.com; or call  908-689-1700.   On Thurs., Aug. 13, experience the 150 acre scenic beauty and serenity of
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