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Undefeated Rockets Blast to Win!

Undefeated Rockets Blast to Win! The West Morris Rockets (U10G) fought a difficult battle to win the championship in the CRUSA FC Bucks Fall Classic tournament in Pennsylvania this past weekend. In arctic temperatures, the Rockets were undefeated after three games which led to the final championship competition.  The girls won 2-0 in the final. This was a fitting way for the Rockets to end a winning season.  Great job girls!  Tryouts for The Rockets and other West Morris Soccer Club travel teams are in the early spring, we accept players from all towns.
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The Long Valley Lightning U11 Girls Soccer Team

The Long Valley Lightning U11 Girls Soccer Team finished the fall season first in MCYSA’s (Morris County Youth Soccer Association) Top Flight 1 with an impressive 8 Win, 1 Tie and 1 Loss record.  The team also went undefeated in winning both the Bridgewater and Parsippany Pride Tournaments this season.  The team is Trained by Mike Williams and John Vieira serves as Head Coach.
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Long Valley Scouts turn Black Friday into RED Friday

Long Valley Scouts turn Black Friday into RED Friday.   Long Valley Scouts ran their 2nd annual blood drive on Friday Nov. 28th. The drive was run at 5 locations across several counties collecting over 130 pints of blood, helping 390 people in need. Several locations held their 8th annual drive and in total this drive has collected over 800 pints of blood since it began.
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Washington Township Recreation Winter

Washington Township Recreation Winter (chair/mat) Yoga classes are now forming. Yoga is suitable for everyone, from the absolute beginner to a more seasoned practitioner, and will consist of a series of strengthening, toning, relaxing breath and meditation exercises.   Winter (chair/mat) Yoga is an eight week program and will be held on Wednesday’s from January 28 – March 18, 2015 at Washington Township Senior Center for ages 13-99.  Classes held from 1-2PM use both the chair & mat.  Classes held from 4:15-5:15 is a mat only class.  Both classes have a non-refundable fee of $85.  Space is limited so register
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The Chester Lions Club

The Chester Lions Club has designated numerous charities that will share in donations this holiday season.  In an attempt to alleviate discomfort among the needy, $20,000 will be divided among area Churches and Synagogues for those in need, The Chester School Nurses Fund to help students, The Community Soup Kitchen, Market Street Mission, Chester Area Senior Housing, Chester Food Pantry, Two Kids Foundation aiding families of children with life threatening illnesses, “Safe” aiding those suffering from domestic violence and neglect and the Beth Israel Hospital hemophilia branch. The Chester Lions Club continues to distribute funds to organizations or individuals who are
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Chester First Aid Squad

Chester First Aid Squad (CFAS) Hosts the Northern NJ Safe Kids Car Seat Inspection Station Twice Monthly CHESTER, NEW JERSEY – In partnership with Northern NJ Safe Kids, the Chester First Aid Squad is a host location for car seat inspections twice monthly. Parents/caregivers interested in having their child’s infant or toddler car seat inspected should stop by the CFAS station, located at 100 North Road in Chester, on the first Tuesday of the month from 2 pm – 6 pm or the third Thursday of the month from 7 am – noon. No appointment is necessary. For more information
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The Long Valley Raiders Competition Cheerleaders

The Long Valley Raiders Competition Cheerleaders will be holding their 7th Annual Taste of the Town on Friday, January 30, 2015. The event will be held at St. Luke’s Church at 59 Spring Lane in Long Valley. As with previous years there is a promise of great food from many local restaurants, prizes to win and lots of great fun. This year, instead of holding a Silent Auction, will be having a Tricky Tray for our fantastic baskets and gift items. They never fail to disappoint! Tickets are $40, which will include a sheet of tickets for the Tricky Tray
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A 9-FOOT MENORAH to light up Chester

A 9-FOOT MENORAH to light up Chester! The Chabad Jewish Center invites the entire community to celebrate Chanukah at a public Menorah lighting ceremony. The event will take place on Sunday, December 21st, the 6th night of Chanukah, at 6:00pm, at the Gazebo Park on Main St. in Chester. After the lighting, everyone is invited for latkes, sufganiot, music, raffles and more. Chanukah, a celebration for all time, is highlighted by the kindling of the Menorah each night of the holiday. “It is a holiday that enriches our lives with the light of tradition” says Rabbi Yaacov Shusterman, director of
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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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