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Green Festival And Family Fun Day

Come to Rock Spring Park in Long Valley, NJ on Sat., Sept. 12 for the Green Festival and Family Fun Day Activities will kick off at noon; there will be over 50 vendors, and local organizations participating.  Hamburgers, hot dogs, corn and ice cream will be available for purchase.  Entrance is free and the event ends at 4 p.m. The Green Festival is sponsored by the Washington Township Green Team and Family Fun Day by the Washington Township Recreation Advisory Committee. The Township’s Clean Communities program is sponsoring shows byRizzo’s Reptiles  and the Grand Falloons .  There are plenty of activities for
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Enchanted Evening Planned In Long Valley

Come join in for a delicious enchanted evening! The Washington Township Recreation Department plans to sponsor a “Frozen Ice Cream Social with the Enchanted Princess Elsa,” on Fri., Sept. 18,   at 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. It will take place at the Washington Twp. Senior Center at Rock Spring Park. The fee is $10 per child. The event will include a singing performance with Elsa, some story time, autographs, tattoos and pictures.  And to top the amazing evening off, the children will be able to create and enjoy their very own ice cream creation! Registration is open to all children of the ages five to twelve; and
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Washington Township Saturday Fall Tennis

Washington Township Saturday Fall Tennis is scheduled for ages five-up. Groups will be formed based on age and ability. Low student to teacher ratio! The program and will run for seven weeks on Saturday’s from Sept. 12 – Oct. 24 from 8:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  A nonrefundable fee of $140 is due before Sept. 1. For more information contact the office at (908) 876-5941 or email us at recreation@wtmorris.net.
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The Benefits, Misperceptions, And Myths Of Soy In Long Valley

Health Supportive personal Chef Sue Stimpson will discuss the benefits, misperception and myths about soy. Chef Sue will discuss topics such as different types of Soy products available, health benefits of meatless meals and also the inside story on Soy and Soy products. Make sure you come with an appetite so that you can sample healthy delicious foods.  Recipes will be provided. Washington Township Recreation Department is sponsoring the free Skinny Soy demonstration on Thurs., Sept. 17,  at 12:30 p.m. at the Senior Center in Rock Spring Park, Long Valley. This class is opened to all ages and pre-registration is
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Chester Lioness Club To Meet

The Chester Lioness Club plans to meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thurs., Sept. 3, in the Lamplighter Restaurant in Chester.  The topic for discussion this evening will be “Frauds Perpetrated on The Elderly.” The discussion will be led by Det./Cpl. Anthony Da Cunza and Det. Shaun Horst from the local police departments.  DaCunza has been working with the Chester Township Police Department for the past seven years, and has more than 11 years of law enforcement experience. Horst has been with the Chester Borough Police Dept. for the past three years, and has also had more than 11 years of law enforcement experience. Both DaCunza and Horst enjoy speaking to community groups to create awareness of the
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Industrial Craft Day This Saturday

Discover the art and science of early industrial crafting on Sat., Aug. 22, at the historic Cooper Gristmill in Chester Township during the annual “Industrial Crafts Day’’ event sponsored by the Morris County Park Commission. Demonstrations of blacksmithing, tinsmithing by George Pierson, and tin piercing by Frank and Anita Mai are just some of the events that will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Try weaving and spinning, or creating a tinpierced craft to take home from crafters. Items may also be available for purchase. Admission to the event is $3 for adults, $2 for seniors (65+), and $1 for children (ages
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NJ’s Premier Book Festival To Feature Nationally Acclaimed Authors

NJ’s Premier Book Festival To Feature Nationally Acclaimed Authors   Morristown Festival of Books is thrilled to be featuring some of New Jersey’s hottest authors. The most recent addition to the already outstanding author lineup includes New York Times best-selling author and children’s book editor David Levithan of Hoboken, and formerly from Short Hills and graduate from Millburn High School and Brown University.   He is the acclaimed author of many books for young adults, such as including “Every Day, Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story,” “Two Boys Kissing, Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist and Dash & Lily’s Book
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Volunteers Needed

Volunteers Needed New Jersey Blood Services, a division of New York Blood Center, which supplies blood products and services to 60 hospitals throughout the state, is in need of volunteers at blood drives. The blood service volunteer is an integral member of the collection team whose task it is assist donors with registration, escorting and canteen duties, and to watch for post donation reactions. Volunteers should have the ability to relate to the public, be able to perform different jobs as needed and have the willingness to follow the rules. For additional information contact, Manager of Community Relations, R. Jan
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Bike, Run, Walk For Pancreatic Cancer

Bike, Run, Walk For Pancreatic Cancer The Long Valley Village Association in partnership with the Washington Township Health Department plans to hold the 5th Annual Columbia Trail Tromp, a memorial for Bill Harrington, Sr., to raise money for pancreatic cancer research.   This event is set for Sun., Aug. 30, at the Schooley’s Mountain entrance to the Columbia Trail in Long Valley, beginning at 7 a.m. for riders and 8:30 a.m. for walkers and runners. Online registration is available at www.thetromp.com.   The walk/run/bike route will go through Califon, continue to High Bridge and then head back to Long Valley
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Chester Girl To Perform In Christmas Spectacular

Chester Girl To Perform In Christmas Spectacular   Rachel Quiner, 10, of Chester, has been selected to perform the role of Clara for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular show in New York City this holiday season. Rachel, like many little ballet dancers, had hoped to be Clara in the Nutcracker someday. Last Christmas, she danced the part of Fritz with the New Jersey Civic Youth Ballet at Centenary College in Hackettstown. Then in June she auditioned for the Radio City production. They choose only a handful of girls from more than 60 dancers to be the finalists in the running
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